LSBU 100 - Centenary of Women in Engineering

Smashing Gender Stereotypes: how education can challenge gender stereotypes and encourage more girls and women to take up careers in STEM Register Now

About this event

Date: 21 April 2021 - 21 April 2021
Location: This event will be delivered virtually
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Price: Free
Telephone: Please email
Organiser: LSBU

According to STEM Women data for 2017/18  the percentage of women studying STEM subjects in UK universities was 35% and for Engineering and Technology subjects the figure was 19%.

In part 8 of our series of events celebrating the centenary of teaching women engineering subjects at LSBU, we shift the focus onto the role of education in imposing and challenging gender stereotypes within British society.

Here we consider the long history of LSBU in promoting and providing education to women in engineering subjects. We situate this pioneering history within the wider context of female education in twentieth-century Britain. We then consider the present-day impact of gender stereotypes on the life chances of young people and the career choices they make.

Through these discussions, we hope to identify what more needs to be done to enable increasing numbers of girls and women to take up STEM subjects as a career in the twenty-first century.

The full list of speakers and programme will be announced soon.

Registered guests will receive the Zoom Webinar links for this event one day before the event is to commence.

To learn more about our LSBU 100 - Women in Engineering event series, please see our YouTube Playlist to view our previous events.

To find out the history over the past 100 years of Women In Engineering and LSBU, please click to see our timeline.

Once a month, the LSBU Archive team will be releasing a profile piece highlighting the achievements of Women Engineers over the past 100 years. To read these profile pieces, click the link.