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Lunch with Teresa Schofield

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To make clear my position I will say that it is vital that women engineers are more visible and we encourage industry to recruit, retain, advance and support their female ‘techies’ I will speak about some of the statistics that are deliberately concealed. Also about what I see happening in the global ‘policy’ circles on issues such as ‘Clean Energy’ and in economic development particularly in Asia.

I am very much an engineer at heart and passionate about developments in emerging technology and high tech business. I have also seen many of the global developments of the past 3 decades from a different perspective than most. Many of the 40 something electronic engineers working in the Cambridge Science Park companies will have have been laid off several times and seen their salaries stagnate whilst there was an apparent boom elsewhere. Now many claim that we need to re-boot the economy and grow high-tech business -but with very few UK professional engineers. Men have had a hard time not just women but our failure to appeal to women is proof of our lack of appeal to men too. Many of the challenges the world faces are being addressed by men alone and they certainly do not have all the solutions to the world’s problems. But the potential is greater than ever before for a good idea to have a global market.


Teresa Schofield is an electronic engineer and Chair of the IEEE UKRI Women in Engineering Group and Chair of the European session of the Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology.

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