The Advancing Women In Engineering
and Technology Project: Final Research Report

April 2021

This report produced by the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC), reviews existing literature, incorporates data from those in the sector to explore the factors that contribute to successful diversity and inclusion initiatives, to identify the major barriers and to consider the insights a GBA+ lens brings to the understanding of diversity and inclusion for equity seeking groups in the sector. A key learning is that diversity and inclusion are not an event; they are a process. The data included in this report suggests the way to increase diversity in the sector must include changing organizational culture so that it is not only more diverse but more inclusive as well. If initiatives are to achieve this, they must be authentic, intentional and go beyond legislative compliance to remove biases encountered in engineering and technology organizations. The promising practices identified in this report suggest practical steps to increase diversity and inclusion.

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