Women In Manufacturing
#YesSheCan is based in Nottingham offering diversity and inclusion training, brand awareness consultancy and coaching to businesses across the UK.
Women make up only 12% of the manufacturing and engineering careers in the UK.
This low figure can be down to lack of representation and the industry largely being ‘male-focused’. Aspiring women can’t see themselves in the industry and young girls are not told about the great opportunities in manufacturing.
Less than 18% of girls are studying higher apprentices in engineering and manufacturing.
Only 13% of women compared to 86% of men have senior roles in manufacturing i.e., director and manager.
The UK has the lowest percentage of women working as engineers in manufacturing in Europe.
51% of women say they are treated unfairly in the industry due to their gender.
Less than 10% of young women found manufacturing to be an attractive career path for them to choose.
#YesSheCan has supported a number of British & European based manufacturing organisations in their drive for Diversity.
From collaborations of quarterly Masterclasses designed to empower and upskill to increasing awareness of job opportunities, #YesSheCan has supported from an external awareness perspective as well as an internal training and development focus.