Gender equality is a basic human right. It has also been identified as an essential for socio-economic development and is therefore included in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

UN Sustainable Development Goal #5: "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.

It is recognised that there are challenges and improvements to be made to encourage greater gender diversity within the science and engineering professions. This includes national, government initiatives in some countries.

IChemE is committed to encouraging more women to enter and pursue careers in chemical engineering.

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