Today I was inspired by the ‘Women with Bright Ideas’ event at Lackham House – focused around women in engineering.
We lack engineers on a local and national level and need to promote the industry and give more guidance and support.
It was run by EIN-SW – an ERDF funded project to develop engineering in the South-West and one of the objectives is to promote women in engineering (presently about 9% of engineers are female)!
Their competition was launched on National Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June and today I saw the final 8 ‘Bright Ideas’. The projects ranged from cutlery for children to a Memory Box designed for Dementia sufferers.