National Women in Engineering Day helps to raise the profile of women in engineering. To celebrate we hear from 5 women in BP that are helping to show the inspiring career opportunities available to girls in this industry
Currently women make up less than 10% of the UK’s engineering sector – the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe. With a large skills gap looming and the additional need for a more diverse workforce, it’s never been more important to encourage girls to choose a career in engineering.
"I don't think that any other career could have offered me what the oil industry has offered me"Leigh Ann Russell, vice president, global wells, BP
'Engineers save lives as well'
President of the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering and BP board member, Professor Dame Ann Dowling talks about natural born engineers, too many hard hats and how cancer research is not just limited to medical careers