Because engineering remains heavily male-dominated, the relative lack of women at these conferences comes as no surprise. In physics and computer science, women are similarly underrepresented, and those fields’ conferences have faced pressure to become more diverse and inclusive. "Having women leaders and mentors visible to young women really helps encourage them to pursue engineering in the first place,” said Penny Wirsing, president of the Society of Women Engineers.
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SWE Archivist Troy Eller English talks to Anne Perusek, SWE’s Director of Editorial and Publications, about women breaking boundaries at SWE’s annual conference.
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