Emily Warren Roebling was the unofficial chief engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge, her husband Washington held the official title but after his father died, he became ill and was bedridden, Emily took on the management of the project.
June 23rd was the International Women in Engineering Day, hence the post to recognise the amazing women in engineering who may get overlooked in the history books!
Working in construction and getting recognition should be easier for women today but “Global female participation in the industry is just 12 per cent, a figure which is equally low in the boardroom.”
This needs to change!
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