Girls in Engineering

Kate Bellingham champions women’s and girls’ opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Kate Bellingham and the report “Discovering talent, developing skills - Helping STEM employers engage with schools and colleges”

It is my dream for engineering that it is seen as the career of choice for talented young people who want to make a positive impact on the world – addressing fundamental challenges of health, quality of life, and sustainability

With so few women choosing engineering in this country, the UK is missing out on nearly half of the available talent.

I want to help educators, industry, government and bodies that actively campaign to promote the involvement of women and girls in engineering.

I am the mother of a girl myself, so I know all about the influences on young girls today. There is work to do to ensure all girls are able to make informed study and career choices.



Kate was the UK National STEM Careers Coordinator from March 2010 to March 2011. The role was part of the government’s schools STEM programme.  Since then, she has continued to promote opportunities from studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and has contributed to several UK National STEM career resources and publications:

STEM Careers Equality and Diversity online toolkit, a resource that can really help schools and colleges to address the barriers faced by young people.

“Discovering talent, developing skills” written by Kate as National STEM Careers Coordinator, encourages employers to engage with STEM in schools. Download PDF here.

“Encouraging Equality and Diversity: working towards equal opportunities in STEM subjects and careers”  from the STEM subject and Career Choice team, highlights issues Kate continues to campaign for. Download PDF here.