Introduce a Girl to Engineering

Mar 16, 2021 10:50 AM ET
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  • Women make up half of the U.S. workforce.
  • Only 13% of engineers are women.
  • Only 28% of STEM workers are women.
  • Inclusion of diverse perspectives is essential to innovation. 

Today is Girl Day: Introduce a Girl to Engineering. Studies researched by Engineers Week show that young women who choose or persist in engineering and STEM tend to have strong role models in the field.

WSP USA's Lauren Taylor, Lead Planner and TEC Lead in Austin, shares her first-hand experience: "Growing up, I got the opportunity to learn a lot about people in the STEM field, including historical figures. But for me, inspiration really comes from everyday people."

Through a partnership with Community Youth Advance, WSP engineers volunteer to be role models for high school students traditionally underrepresented in STEM. These vital conversations reflect our commitment to practicing inclusion and diversity in everything we do.