The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has drawn attention, this week, to the dire figure that only 9% of the engineering industry is made up of female workers.

Highlighting the stat through a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #9PercentIsNotEnough, ladies from the engineering sector shared pictures of themselves holding up their hand to represent a need to stop and take note of the lack of women in the industry.

The statistic was taken from the IET’s 2015 Skills & Demands from Industry survey.

Furthermore, a survey called Engineering UK 2015: The State of Engineering found that only 6% of registered engineers and technicians (i.e. CEng, IEng, EngTech) are women.

Below is a selection of the tweets from the campaign.

The IET will be holding its Achievement Awards at the Brewery, Chiswell Street, London on 16 November 2016. To find out more and register your place see here.