Femgineer CEO: 'Be the token in the Boardroom, and be proud of it'

Femgineer CEO: 'Be the token in the Boardroom, and be proud of it'

Engineering has some of the lowest percentages of women working within the sector - with just nine per cent of the UK’s engineering workforce being made up by females.

Poornima Vijayashanker, the Founder of Femgineer, a company which aims to get more women into tech, is hoping to change this once and for all. Speaking at Inspirefest 2016, she explained how a common argument put forward by men is that they do not want to give a woman a senior position just because she is a woman.

To continue reading FREE content

To continue reading
FREE content

For news and offers direct to your inbox and online, pop your details below.


* By registering you agree that you have read and agree to our Terms and Conditions and that Executive Grapevine International Ltd and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content and products.

If you find yourself asked to register again, please make sure that your browser cookie is enabled.

We would like you to become part of HR Grapevine and join the most engaged online communities of HR Professionals in the UK. Thousands of HR Professionals just like you have already registered with HR Grapevine and we would like you to join in - its FREE!

However, an EU regulation coming our way means that to continue hearing from us, you will need to become a registered user. No matter the outcome of BREXIT, this regulation will apply to us while we remain in the UK and perhaps beyond.

Access across the HR Grapevine site will continue to be free of charge once you register. You will also be able to join our other communities for:

  • Recruiters
  • Business Leaders

Every reader we retain, is very important to us, and we would appreciate you taking the time to Register with us now.


Magazine Features