Do women have an advantage over men in engineering? | Questions

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Shilpi Agrawal Nov 13 '12
Do women get any advantage over men after engineering degree education? Some of my friends told me that female engineers are preferred during interviews. They told me that job hunting is quite easy for girls and women after engineering degree as compared to male engineers in the same field. Is this true or just a gossip? I am asking this question because i myself being a woman is interested in pursuing my career in any engineering field. So wanted to know the scope of jobs and careers for women in engineering.
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Ayesha Iqbaal Nov 13 '12
Though every company/firm which employs engineers states that that are equal opportunity employer (which means that they give equal preference to both male and female engineers). Still this is quite true that women engineers get advantage in finding a job. They are preferred by the employers. Reason behind this advantage is that women are quite less in number than men in engineering. So many of the employers prefer females to encourage their participation into this tough field of engineering while others might prefer women to increase or fulfill the women employees ratio in their company.
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subash balakrishnan Nov 22 '12
I think it is based on the state of work,also womens may dont have better working condition to work in all places........(its my point), bt they can hard work(men

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Shilpi Agrawal Nov 24 '12
Thank you ayesha and subash for your valuable answers. I truly appreciate you :)
Isar Nazir Nov 25 '12

Quote from Shilpi Agrawal Thank you ayesha and subash for your valuable answers. I truly appreciate you :)

I don't see a point why females are preferred over males. Gender doesn't matter here. If you know your subject you are welcome anywhere!
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Alex Zuev Nov 25 '12

Quote from Isar Nazir
I don't see a point why females are preferred over males. Gender doesn't matter here. If you know your subject you are welcome anywhere!
I agree 100%. No this is not true that women are preferred in engineering industry. Not in my knowledge.
Quote from Ayesha Iqbaal  So many of the employers prefer females to encourage their participation into this tough field of engineering while others might prefer women to increase or fulfill the women employees ratio in their company.
This is another aspect of this scenario. If women are preferred by any employers then this might be a true reason for that.

udhayakumar.s Feb 9 '13
women really hav a good mental ability rather than physical ability. So they hav high potential ideas to get a engineering field ahead to next step:) also the research shows tat womens engineers r increased quitely in tis new generation:)
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