Women in Engineering: Professional Life

by Margaret Edith Layne,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0991-6 (ISBN-13) | 2009, Soft Cover, Pg. xi, 257
23 cm

Document Type: Book


Women in Engineering: Professional Life illuminates the professional lives of today's women engineers through articles, lectures, reports, and essays dating back to the 1920s. The selections in this groundbreaking anthology examine the current state of employment opportunities for women, the gender gap, and opportunities for career advancement for women in engineering. This volume includes reports from the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor encouraging women to pursue engineering careers during and after World War II; career advice from pioneer Elsie Eaves; and a retrospective of the Society of Women Engineers' guidance activities.

With selections that span a century of historical and social analysis, Women in Engineering: Professional Life and its companion volume, Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers, detail the triumphs and challenges women have faced in the engineering field and bring to vivid life their contributions to engineering, and to history.

Subject Headings: Women engineers | Workplace diversity | Engineering profession | Professional development | Engineering firms | Engineering history | Employment | Labor


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