Belinda Parmar cites the lack of female engineering role models in her upbringing.
Whilst I understand her point the truth is that here in the UK there is lack of role models, be they male or female, for engineering and technology. If you were to ask the man or woman in the street ‘How many UK engineering businesses you can name?’ – you’d be lucky if they knew 2 or 3.
Likewise, ‘How many present day engineers can you name?’ You might get James Dyson and there it would stop.
I can guarantee they would know far more chefs!
Then there’s the fact that a large slice of UK engineering is focused on military and defence; not exactly the industries to attract thousands of women.