In the United States, only 13 percent of engineering jobs are held by women. As one of the nation’s largest employers, Boeing is fighting to change that. Their new #WomenMakeUsBetter effort promises to help increase the percentage of women in the engineering field – both at Boeing and across the aerospace and manufacturing industries.
Back in 1919, when many American colleges and universities still banned women from studying engineering, Boeing hired the first woman in our engineering department. Since then, women have always played key roles. Boeing remains committed to supporting STEM education and ensuring that girls have equal STEM opportunities that inspire the next generation of women scientists and engineers.