Understanding the experiences of female career advancement in engineering
Engineering is a lucrative profession, contributing to the technological and economic development of nations; however, women still constitute a small percentage compared to their male counterparts in academia and industry. They continue to encounter unique challenges, hindering their career advancement. The research aimed to understand women’s experiences working in the engineering sector. It aspired to identify challenges and barriers encountered, determining how women overcome these barriers and what initiatives enable them to continue their career paths. Several women who choose engineering as a profession soon depart the industry and change to a more gender-balanced or female-dominated career path.