Gender

Black History Month

Black History Month in Engineering 2021 Highlights

Black History Month takes place every October. It has been celebrated in the UK for over 30 years now. People from African and Caribbean backgrounds have been left underrepresented for decades. As a result of this, October has been dedicated to spreading awareness of contributions people from African and Caribbean nationalities have done throughout time. …

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1 in 5 engineers said they lost a colleague to suicide

Men’s Mental Health and Masculinity in Engineering

Mental Health has been a prominent topic recently however masculinity is commonly neglected as part of the conversation. Men’s Mental Health is a hard topic to bring up due to the fact most men find it difficult to speak about their feelings. It is then frequently overlooked. Men are under a heavy stigma to conceal …

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EqualEngineers Pathways Programme Launch

Challenges with diversity and inclusion within the engineering and technology sector are not just being faced by those working in the industry, but are prominent among engineering students who are part of underrepresented groups with protected characteristics. Students from diverse backgrounds face additional challenges in securing graduate employment in engineering. Statistics around student diversity in …

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How harmful stereotypes in the engineering and technology industry can impact recruitment

Op-ed by Dr Mark McBride-Wright In the wake of the backlash to an advert posted by People Per Hour1, a company that uses their platform to connect freelancers with businesses, it raised the question of how harmful industry stereotypes can impact recruitment efforts.  For example, at first glance, the title, ‘You do the girl boss …

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Reflection on two years since establishing EqualEngineers

This month marks 2 years since I founded EqualEngineers. Naturally, such birthdays bring about moments of reflection. This is an important thing to do to make sure you are on the right track, professional and personally. I worked in technical safety consulting in industry for a number of years and did not see any visible …

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#MeToo and the impact on industry

Guest article for Computer Weekly, 5th September 2018, by Dr Mark McBride-Wright CEng IChemE, Founder & Managing Director, EqualEngineers The #MeToo campaign has become one of the largest movements for female equality in recent times. It has challenged the patriarchal-systems of industries which have been led by men for years, and has denoted a tipping-point …

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Gender diversity panel

Gender Diversity In Engineering – Advice, routes and role models

Episode 2: Gender Diversity In Engineering – Advice, routes and role models A panel discussion about gender diversity in the Engineering & Technology sectors – we hear about possible routes in, being a role model and how companies are improving diversity and inclusion Including: Dr Mark McBride-Wright – EqualEngineers (Host) Dalia Ramos – Rolls-Royce Sophie …

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