and engineering professions require special talents and
mental capabilities. Engineers need to have mathematical
minds and be excellent in mathematics, physics, and chemistry
in high school. Scientists need to have solid preparation
in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics. These
careers require extra effort and sacrifice, persistence
and perseverance, strong personality and courage to face
build a successful career in engineering, follow this
increase the number of women engineers take into consideration
the following points. There is a need to:
management and communication skills.
your technical knowledge through life-long education.
for women engineer role models to guide, inspire, and
a society for women engineers to discuss and solve the
problems facing women engineers and support them in
parents, schoolgirls, and the whole society through
all types of mass media and information, education,
and communication programs that women can successfully
pursue the engineering profession.
stereotyping that concentrates on the traditional roles
of females and encourage women through national societies
for women and NGO's to break the mold and to share in
the development of the country.
the linkage between educational policies and labor market
needs to decrease the unemployment rate by informing
high school students that engineers are the most required
in the country and that the unemployment rate for engineers
is the lowest in Egypt.
the support of the private sector for women engineers
by providing more jobs and tolerate their need for motherhood
the government for women empowerment policies like affirmative
action and positive discrimination to assist women engineers
in reaching the top administrative positions.
thanks to Dr.
Azza Elleboudy, Professor and former Chair of Civil
Engineering, College of Engineering, Zagazig University,
Banha Branch, Egypt, for acting as the primary source of
information for this article.