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The WEPAN network is dedicated to creating sustainable, systems-level improvements in the college-to-workforce pipeline that increase participation, retention and success of women in engineering. 

Inclusive engineering cultures will sustain the global and innovative workforce of the future. Transformation of engineering culture is a key strategy for recruiting and retaining the best talent all along the pipeline from undergraduate engineering education through executive leadership. WEPAN works with its network of campus and industry members to build inclusive workplaces and educational environments that embrace diversity of all types, ultimately driving innovation and delivering competitive advantage.


Research shows that traditional engineering culture pushes many talented people, especially women and underrepresented minorities, away from engineering all along the education-to-workforce pipeline. At the same time, forecasted demand for engineers in increasing and the pool of high school graduates is becoming increasingly diverse.


Efforts over the last 30 years have bolstered the numbers of women in engineering, but more is needed before WEPAN's big goal of 50/50 by 2050 is realized. Attrition and loss of talent isn't caused by deficiencies in the capability of women or underrepresented minorities. It is caused by the culture of engineering, which is learned in college and university programs and carried over into engineering careers. 


There are many benefits for corporations wishing to join WEPAN's mission to create an engineering culture that will sustain the innovative workforce of the future.


Show your commitment to diversity and inclusion in engineering – become a WEPAN Corporate Member.

To join WEPAN please contact:

Glenda La Rue
Phone: 614-893-2911
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