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Will the Head of Engineering please stand Up? The under-representation of women in engineering

Durbin, Susan; lopes, Ana; Warren, Stella

Authors

Susan Durbin Sue.Durbin@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Human Resource Management

Ana lopes



Contributors

Kay Broadbent
Editor

Geraldiine Healy
Editor

Glenda Strachan
Editor

Abstract

This chapter examines a highly gender segregated area of employment for women – engineering – a profession where this segregation begins at school, continues through to the workplace and is underpinned by gender stereotypical views of what constitutes, ‘men’s work and women’s work’ (Bradley, 1989). The chapter offers an insight into what life is like for female engineers, specifically in relation to their numerical under-representation, how they think women engineers are perceived and the challenges they face as female professional engineers in male dominated workplaces.

Publication Date Aug 25, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Pages 169-184
Series Title Routledge Studies in Gender and Organisations
Book Title Gender and the Professions
ISBN 9781138680579
APA6 Citation Durbin, S., lopes, A., & Warren, S. (2017). Will the Head of Engineering please stand Up? The under-representation of women in engineering. In K. Broadbent, G. Healy, & G. Strachan (Eds.), Gender and the Professions, 169-184. Routledge
Keywords gender, engineers, under-representation, challenges, aviation and aerospace
Publisher URL https://www.routledge.com/Gender-and-the-Professions-International-and-Contemporary-Perspectives/Broadbent-Strachan-Healy/p/book/9781138680579
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