Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day.

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is celebrated annually on June 23rd. It is a day dedicated to recognising the incredible achievements of women in engineering and encouraging more women to consider engineering careers.

“According to UNESCO, women make up only 28% of the workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) globally.

At Anord Mardix, it is crucial to not only celebrate this day but also use it as an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of gender diversity in our field.

Why International Women in Engineering Day Matters

Engineering has traditionally been a male-dominated field.

According to UNESCO, women make up only 28% of the workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) globally. This gender gap is even more pronounced in specific engineering disciplines. This imbalance not only limits opportunities for women but also deprives the industry of diverse perspectives and innovative ideas.

International Women in Engineering Day serves several critical purposes:

  • Highlighting Role Models: It shines a spotlight on the successful women engineers who are making significant contributions to the field, providing role models for the next generation.
  • Encouraging Young Women: By celebrating the achievements of women in engineering, INWED inspires young women and girls to consider engineering as a viable and exciting career path.
  • Promoting Diversity: It raises awareness about the importance of gender diversity in engineering and the benefits it brings to innovation, problem-solving, and company culture.

The Importance of Raising Awareness

At Anord Mardix, we have a responsibility to lead by example and actively promote gender diversity. Here’s why raising awareness is essential:

  • Fostering Innovation: Diverse teams are more creative and innovative. Women bring unique perspectives that can lead to novel solutions and improvements in engineering projects.
  • Closing the Skills Gap: Encouraging more women to enter engineering helps to address the skills shortage in the industry. By tapping into the full talent pool, we can meet the growing demand for skilled engineers.
  • Enhancing Company Culture: A diverse and inclusive workplace culture improves employee satisfaction and retention. It creates an environment where everyone feels valued and can perform at their best.
  • Boosting Competitiveness: Companies that prioritize diversity often see better financial performance and a stronger competitive edge in the market.

How We Can Raise Awareness

There are several ways we, here at Anord Mardix, can actively promote International Women in Engineering Day and contribute to raising awareness:

  • Celebrate Achievements: Highlight the accomplishments of women engineers within the company through internal communications, social media, and company newsletters.
  • Organize Events: Host events such as panel discussions, webinars, or workshops featuring women engineers who can share their experiences and insights.
  • Mentorship Programs: Establish mentorship programs that connect aspiring women engineers with experienced professionals who can provide guidance and support.
  • Outreach Initiatives: Partner with schools, universities, and community organizations to encourage young women and girls to explore engineering through workshops, internships, and career talks.
  • Policy Advocacy: Advocate for policies that support gender diversity in the workplace, such as flexible working arrangements, parental leave, and equal pay initiatives.

Our Commitment

On this International Women in Engineering Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to creating a more inclusive and diverse engineering industry. By actively raising awareness and promoting gender diversity, we can build a stronger, more innovative, and equitable future for all. At Anord Mardix, we pledge to:

  • Continue celebrating and recognizing the achievements of women engineers.
  • Provide opportunities for professional growth and development for women in engineering.
  • Support initiatives that encourage young women to pursue careers in engineering.
  • Foster a workplace culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Together, we can make a difference and inspire the next generation of women engineers. Happy International Women in Engineering Day!