The Why

IGEday is open for girls and intergender people 13-19 years old. They are heavily underrepresented in technical educational areas. As they grow older, this becomes a problem for society as their competence and potential are missed out on.

A McKinsey Global Institute report finds that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality. UN takes the same approach by dedicating 3 of its Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals to the matter, SDG#4, 5 and 10.

Graduated male engineers

66%

Sweden, 2018

Graduated female engineers

33%

Sweden, 2018

Our How

Throughout the last decade, a wide range of initiatives has started with the aim to balance the distribution between men and women within engineering. Our solution is based on “seeing is believing”. We call it Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.

During one day each year, we make sure that all girls get a role model in tech.

Companies

110

attended IGEday 2019

Participants

1,869

attended IGEday 2019

Our Impact

2015 was the first year that the Womengineer Foundation organized IGEday. That year only 13 companies participated and approximately 300 girls. However, ever since that day, the figures have increased year by year. In 2019, IGEday had 1869 participants all over Sweden, visiting more than 110 companies.

Yes I can consider becoming an engineer

78%

Yes I want to attend IGEday again next year

93%

After 2019 years event we asked the participants if they had changed their opinion when it comes to engineering. 78% of the girls answered that they could consider themselves as engineers and 93% answered that they have a better understanding of the profession. 85% wanted to attend the upcoming year.

We have gathered all our statistics in our report “How to Inspire Girls to Pursue Engineering”.