If the world of public speaking is an indicator of public interests then women and engineering just don’t mix.
Women Speakers has a roster of guest speakers upon which to call. 293 highly articulate women able to present and discuss diverse subjects across 109 categories – from art and history to gardening, education, fashion, health, business etc. Yet nowhere does an engineer or engineering feature.
Granted there are commentators with a science background but their focus tends to be around planet earth’s issues such as ecology and global warming.
We, in the developed world, are surrounded by technology and engineering that just a few generations ago would have been inconceivable. Even the future thinkers of your great, great grandparent’s era could not have imagined the world in which many of us live today be it cooking a meal, travel, shopping, being entertained or recovering in hospital – I could go on.