We want girls who study at technical colleges and universities to feel at home and enjoy their educations. We want to alleviate all the possible difficulties that come with an obvious imbalance in the numbers of girls and boys. We believe that everyone benefits from us levelling this. Or, no … we do not believe, we know that everyone benefits from it.
We want to help make these Femmegineers efforts visible and connect inspiring girls with each other so that they can find support in the community. You may be fewer, but you are not alone.
The tech companies and the industry are screaming for engineers and tech expertise, and especially for women. Despite this, only 25-30% of those applying to colleges and universities are girls. Why do you think the numbers are so low? Help us find out why this is and help us change it.
Are you a girl studying, or have you just finished a technical education at a college or university? Then we would like to hear more about your studies. Why did you choose that particular program? What are your thoughts on why there are so few girls in tech schools? Any thoughts on the future, on your career? And most importantly, do you have any ideas or suggestions to improve the situation?
We would like you to contribute to our little survey, where your answers will be the start of our work during the year to help put the light on female engineers, Femmegineers. If you already work as an engineer, you are more than welcome to contact us to tell us more about your experiences of working in an often male-dominant industry. And we would like to hear if you have any thoughts on how we can inspire more girls to pursue an education and career in tech.
It’s a place where females in the tech industry are highlighted and given the opportunity to share their experiences with girls who want to or are already studying to become an engineer or work in tech. Femmegineering also wants to help elevate the status of being a girl in a tech program and support them in their choice of education. By contributing to a higher status of those in a technical college or university, we want to make them feel a greater sense of belonging and become more positive towards the education.
We want this to trickle down the grapevine and reach younger girls who will hear more positive words on being a girl in tech. This will hopefully contribute to more girls applying for tech schools and thus making the situation more balanced.
Today there is a shortage of qualified engineers and tech experts in our industry. This means that students in tech programs on colleges and universities are largely guaranteed jobs immediately after graduation. As a university-educated engineer, you are extremely attractive to the market. And since the companies and your future employers are well aware of how important it is to be evenly represented, female engineers are an especially sought-after gem. Because you are the need they have.
Of all those graduating each year, only 10% are girls. A disappointing figure but a figure that makes the girls rarities in an industry where the companies will do everything to make sure that you want to work for them. Because they know that you will contribute with qualities and an approach that they lack or have too little of.
We will, among other things, publish blog posts written by female students at technical colleges or universities in Sweden but also by tech students from other countries. What does the situation look like there, is it equally unbalanced? You will also be able to read blog posts by women professionals in the tech industry. Maybe there will be posts written by male students or professionals who give their side of the skewed gender distribution. If you want to write a blog post, just get in touch with us here.
To put the light on women in the tech world, we will gather inspiring women, who are either studying or already working in the industry, in our Hall of Femme. We get to hear their thoughts, their experiences and dreams for the future. They will be portrayed, with their picture and story, in our Hall of Femme.
We hope that all of you who share your thoughts and dreams in our survey also want to be part of our Hall of Femme, our proud collection of Femmegineers. You register your interest when you answer the questions here.
At the end of the year, the Hall of Femme will result in a photo book with an accompanying photo exhibition. A book full of inspiring thoughts, dreams and visions about a future where the tech industry benefits from the entire population. We will distribute the book in various ways, i.e., we will send it out to HR managers at all major Swedish tech companies.
Are you with one of all those companies that want to be involved with getting more girls to apply for tech programs? Then maybe you would like to sponsor one of our events, maybe you have experiences that should be included in the panel discussion. Maybe you have ideas for something else we can do together to get more female engineers into the industry. Email us at email@example.com and we will take it from there.We would like to join!
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