Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 28/1/2020 10:0028/1/2020 16:00Time for action: achieving a gender balance in engineeringPrince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

The Academy’s annual diversity and inclusion event will share findings and recommendations from research on the gender pay gap in engineering, undertaken by the Academy and WISE, highlighting effective evidence-based actions concerning recruitment, retention and career progression to help engineering organisations, of all sizes, develop a meaningful action plan to close their gender pay gap.

While the profession is working to increase the number of female engineers, there is still much more to be done and the pace of change is too slow. Only 12% of people working in engineering are women, compared with 47% of the whole UK workforce. UK engineering is facing serious skills shortages, and addressing diversity and inclusion will not only help close this gap, it will also help drive innovation and creativity and ensure that those who design and build the world around us are more reflective of wider society.

Join us to hear from leading engineering companies on how they are tackling imbalances in recruitment, retention and career progression and to share best practice and practical solutions to achieve a gender balance in engineering.

This event will also include workshops on inclusive team working, how to be an effective ally, and how to use data to effect change.

Who should attend?

We are keen to make the audience for this event as representative of the profession as possible and particularly encourage male attendance, as well as:  

  • engineering leaders
  • senior diversity and inclusion champions/leads
  • those with responsibility for recruitment, retention, recognition, pay and reward
  • representatives from professional engineering institutions
  • engineering employers (large and SMEs)
  • government representatives. 


This event is free to attend but registration is required. If you are interested in attending, please contact Arti Dillon, Project Officer, Diversity and Inclusion.

Social media

Follow the Academy on Twitter at @RAEngNews, and tweet about the event with the hashtag #EngDiversity

More information on the Academy’s Diversity and Inclusion programme can be found here.

Venue and accessibility

It is very important to the Royal Academy of Engineering that our events are accessible to all. If you have any special accessibility requirements, please contact the Events team more than two weeks in advance of this event so that necessary arrangements can be made. Contact details: +44 (0)20 7766 0600 or

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