Levelling the field
When Felicity Furey noticed the unequal gender representation in engineering, she decided to do something about it.
Felicity Furey’s first day of university came as a shock.
“There were 120 people in my class and only 12 were women, including me,” Furey recalled.
Fast-forward 15 years and the proportion of female engineering students in universities across the country has increased from the 10 per cent Furey experienced on day one.
100 Years EA app
See how passionate STEM advocate Felicity Furey has encouraged hundreds of young people, particularly young women, into engineering careers with her company Power of Engineering.
Download the app to access content, including:
- Play EngFest, a game that encourages students to think about how engineering makes music festivals possible.
- Watch the video about Felicity and one of her education programs as they tour an A380 hangar.
- Read about Felicity’s determination to level the field when it comes to representation in engineering.
Search ‘100 Years EA’ on the App Store or Google Play
How to use the app
Select Centenary Heroes from the main menu.
Select Felicity Furey’s marker from the menu.