The present research delves into the complex dynamics of gender equality, highlighting women's experiences within the engineering sector. Drawing from a literature spanning from 2005 to 2023, we gathered insights from 108 pertinent articles on the topic. Our results show that a substantial portion of research underscore the persistent biases and barriers women encounter in engineering. Through our analysis, we unveiled four dominant themes: “The Impact of Sex Differences on Productivity,” “Gender Digital Divide,” “Discriminatory Behaviour,” and “Women and Performance.” Applying the glass ceiling theory as analytical framework, we discern a prevailing neglect toward women's challenges in the engineering field. Our findings accentuate the necessity for innovative policy interventions. To this end, we introduce a comprehensive policy model tailored to champion robust gender equity initiatives within the engineering field.

Exploring the Multifaceted Challenges of Women in Engineering: A Comprehensive Literature Review

Giacomo Marzi;
2024-01-01

Abstract

The present research delves into the complex dynamics of gender equality, highlighting women's experiences within the engineering sector. Drawing from a literature spanning from 2005 to 2023, we gathered insights from 108 pertinent articles on the topic. Our results show that a substantial portion of research underscore the persistent biases and barriers women encounter in engineering. Through our analysis, we unveiled four dominant themes: “The Impact of Sex Differences on Productivity,” “Gender Digital Divide,” “Discriminatory Behaviour,” and “Women and Performance.” Applying the glass ceiling theory as analytical framework, we discern a prevailing neglect toward women's challenges in the engineering field. Our findings accentuate the necessity for innovative policy interventions. To this end, we introduce a comprehensive policy model tailored to champion robust gender equity initiatives within the engineering field.
2024
Discriminatory behaviour , gender equity , gender digital divide , literature review , women in engineering
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