Femmegineering is a place where females in the tech industry are highlighted and allowed 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 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.
TELL US YOUR STORY!
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.
An industry in need
Today there is a shortage of qualified engineers and tech experts in our industry. This means that students in tech programs at 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.
HALL OF FEMME – BECOME PART OF OUR INSPIRING LINEUP
To highlight women in the tech world, we will during this year, gather inspiring female profiles, who either study or are active in the industry, in our Hall of Femme. Here we get to share their thoughts, experiences, and dreams for the future.
Hall of Femme is, among other things, our blog where we publish posts written by girls studying at technical colleges in Sweden but also by girls who are studying technology in other countries. What does the situation look like there, is it equally unbalanced? The blog will also feature posts by women who are already working in the tech business. Maybe we will see posts by guys who give their perspective on the skewed gender balance.
We are so very curious to hear your story and your view on education, career, and other thoughts that have to do with women in tech. And if you want to join in and make your voice heard and write a blog post, just get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can write about any aspect of women in tech you want or choose from our list of topics you get when you email us.