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The Guardian: ‘Engineering is no longer just a job for the boys – but gender stereotyping still needs to be challenged’

Emma Kent, Director of Construction at Metropolitan Police and Executive MBA participant (EMBA 2019) at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes an op-ed about gender stereotypes in the engineering sector and what could be done about it. “Flexible working is becoming much more commonplace in the industry as a whole, and female role models in senior positions are more visible,” Emma writes. “Unconscious bias training and mentorships are also helping but there’s still a huge gap in the supply of talent in the industry, with many engineers approaching retirement and a lack of pipeline to replace them. Women must be part of the solution to that problem.” (subs)

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