We set up our women in engineering programme in 2011. Initiatives like our Women in Engineering Snapshot series use data from real engineering organisations to demonstrate that women are under-represented at all levels in the engineering profession. Not only that, but the gender pay gap in the engineering industry is higher than the national average.

We’ve got work to do, too. Our Snapshot 2015 shows that women are under-represented in our Fellowship membership class – although those numbers are rising.

A more diverse and inclusive profession is a key part of our strategy. The Diversity Agenda initiative, launched in April 2018, is about driving change in New Zealand’s engineering and architecture firms. It started as a partnership between Engineering New Zealand, the New Zealand Institute of Architects and ACENZ – and nearly 80 firms have already come on board. Our goal is to get 20 percent more women in engineering and architecture roles by 2021.

Learn more about the Diversity Agenda and sign up to the mailing list on the website

Women in Engineering Update 2013   |  1.1 MB

Women in Engineering Snapshot 2013   |  2.0 MB

Women in Engineering Snapshot 2014   |  718.1 KB

Women in Engineering Snapshot 2015   |  783.9 KB

Other resources

There are some brilliant organisations doing some good work on diversity and inclusion. Take a look.

Diversity Works

Champions for Change

Recommended reading from the Ministry for Women