Where are all the Irish women engineers: A case study

Mary Doylekent, Orlagh Costello, Peter Kopacek

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In Ireland 2019 there is an obvious lack of female engineers in the workplace. This paper investigates the reasons why this is so and if gender diversity is needed in engineering? A qualitative and quantitative study was carried out and the results discussed. Comparison with international data is made and an analysis of the reasons behind the low figures is offered. Finally, potential solutions to attracting and keeping females engaged in engineering are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-141
Number of pages6
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event19th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, TECIS 2019 - Sozopol, Bulgaria
Duration: 26 Sep 201928 Sep 2019


  • Cross-cultural aspects of engineering
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Engineering ethics
  • Technology
  • Women in engineering


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