element14 has declared the results of its Women in Engineering 2021 survey.
Results showed positive support for women in engineering from all genders and a great similarity between the opinions of men and women about the need to address gender equality.
Rob Rospedzihowski, President of Sales for Farnell EMEA said, “The industry has come a long way but we can always do a better job, and the job is never finished. This centers on equality and fairness for all. Women have told us that they don’t want to be part of a quota – they want to be recognized for what they do and allowed to show what they can do. This is a hugely important message to get out. It’s about recognizing each person in your team and your business as an individual. On Women, in Engineering Day I encourage this conversation. Ask yourselves, your colleagues and your teams ‘’What can we do better?’ because it’s through these conversations that we can make change happen.”
Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community and Social Media for element14 says: “This important research has enabled us to gain valuable insights directly from members of our industry, allowing us to better understand what is working well for women in the workplace and what could be improved. The survey identified some clear challenges for our industry; however, the results also offered a positive outlook for the future with both sexes presenting united views on topical issues such as the need to enforce stronger equality policies. We look forward to sharing some of the amazing success stories from women who are already achieving great things in our industry. Women should have confidence in themselves and their abilities to continue inspiring others and to drive positive change in engineering.”
While women remain underrepresented in the engineering/electronics industry, the latest research from element14 highlighted that people believe the most important thing to achieve is the equal treatment of all genders.
This year’s survey of more than 370 people globally showed that all genders have similar views about the benefits women bring to the engineering industry and believe that inequality needs to be addressed.
element14, in partnership with element14.com, an Avnet community, released the results from the Women in Engineering 2021 survey to coincide with International Women in Engineering Day and help shed light on women’s experiences and career paths as well as the wider challenges and opportunities in the engineering or electronics industry.