While the engineering profession is broad and full of opportunities, only 9% of registered engineers and technicians are women. The Academy is therefore encouraging more people, particularly girls and women, to consider and persist in engineering careers.

The Academy's Fellowship contains many of the world's leading female engineers. Below are the stories they have to tell: about how they got into engineering, their career highlights, and what more needs to be done to encourage the female engineering leaders of the future.

For more profiles of inspirational women in engineering, visit our Enterprise Hub to read about female engineering entrepreneurs:

Inspirational women in the Enterprise Hub

Tomorrow’s Engineers provides further information on the routes into engineering:

More information on routes into engineering

For more information about Diversity in Engineering, please see our Key Facts page:

Key facts about diversity and engineering