This page contains resources to explore the international perspective on women in engineering and links to information about diversity in engineering

N.B This page has been created to provide links ahead of the Electrifying Women session (iii) at the BSHS digital history of science festival. This session will discuss the international perspective on women in engineering and diversity in engineering, with Sarah Qidwai and Graeme Gooday. It takes place on the 9th July at 13.00-14.00 (UTC+1) and is free and open to all, access via the BSHS link above. This page is likely to be updated in due course.

From Electrifying Women

International conviviality: recovering women in engineering from Africa and Asia in ‘The Woman Engineer’, blog by Graeme Gooday

Internationalism and the Women’s Engineering Society, blog by Graeme Gooday

The Woman Engineer – The UK Women’s Engineering Society’s journal

There are several examples of non-British members and women of colour in The Woman Engineer, digitised here.

Further reading and links

Timeline of women in engineering worldwide (generated on

Shantha Mohan, Roots and Wings: Inspiring Stories of Indian Women in Engineering, Notion Press, 2018

Black History Month in conversation with Bola Fatimilehin, Head of Diversity at Royal Academy of Engineering, about diversity and engineering

International Women in Engineering Day

Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers

Links to some of the international organisations supporting women in engineering and STEM (and relevant articles)


African Women in Science and Engineering



Society of Women Engineers


IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group

Middle East

Article about women in engineering in UAE

Article about women in engineering in Iran and Saudi Arabia


Unesco article on women in STEM in Asia

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