In a speech on Friday to the Women’s Engineering Society annual conference, a hundred years after the body was formed, she noted that only 11% of the engineering sector are women.
“That is not a women’s issue. The whole of society is missing out on much-needed talent,” the recently-reappointed Environment Agency (EA) chair told the conference.
“The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there are only 11 years before significant impacts – like storms, heatwaves, and floods – reach dangerous tipping points. That’s just 11 years before natural forces threaten the safety of communities and the stability of economies to a greater extent than ever before.