This WES survey looking at women in STEM professions and what they see as barriers to returning to work after a career break was carried out between May and September 2014. It has now closed. Over 5000 women took part and the outputs have shaped some of our more recent projects.
Engineering and STEM are at the heart of the UK's economic future and the UK is currently acknowledged as a world leader in several key sectors. To maintain this leadership requires an ongoing pipeline of talent drawn from all parts of society. Women engineers and related STEM professionals who have left the sector, but who could return, have a key role to play.
This survey focused on obtaining a picture of this latent talent pool. We are keen to understand more about the employment situation of women who have obtained an engineering or related STEM qualification (science, technology, engineering and maths) and how the industry can attract these women back into the workforce.
- Women in Manufacturing, the EEF campaign
- TRS, Talent Retention Services, a not-for-profit programme set up by industry leaders
- Prospect, trade union for professionals, represents scientists, engineers, managers
If you would like to discuss this survey or partner in future surveys, please contact the WES office.