Mentorship in Engineering: Women, Inclusivity and Diversity – A challenge for our times

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More than ever before the fate of humanity and the survival of human kind is an existential crisis. Diverse highly talented teams of professionals are needed to work together in order to survive and thrive into the future. There is a recognised crisis in attracting and retaining women and other minority groups into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions. This paper looks at the statistical representation of women and minorities in STEM professions such as engineering and information technology (IT). Mentorship programmes have been recognised as beneficial and this research outlines the significance played by mentoring and role models in promoting STEM. It analyses how the current initiatives are performing in their efforts to transform and increase participation in STEM.
Original languageEnglish (Ireland)
Title of host publication22nd IFAC World Congress, Yokohama, Japan, July 9-14, 2023
PublisherIFAC Papers-Online ScienceDirect
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2023
EventIFAC World Congress 2023 Japan - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 09 Jul 202314 Jul 2023

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PublisherIFAC Secretariat
ISSN (Print)1474-6670


ConferenceIFAC World Congress 2023 Japan
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