Engineering gender diversity: Take a step towards success at UTP

Dateline 2019-02-07, The Star:

Creating awareness of opportunities, offering mentoring and support, and having the infrastructure in place to allow women to return to work after starting a family can go a long way towards narrowing the gender gap in the engineering profession.

“On my first trip offshore, I was the only woman on a CAT3 barge of over 200 men – and the prettiest one on board,” Hani Zahira Zaharudin recalls. Though the 26-year old project engineer’s anecdote is laced with humour, it reflects the more serious reality of the gender gap prevalent in the engineering profession.

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