E&T is launching a survey on the experiences of gay and lesbian people working in engineering. We would like to hear from professionals working in the industry.
Our brief survey is seeking the views of all LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people in all types of engineering all over the world. It aims to gauge the level of acceptance and prejudice towards LGBT people in engineering and gives respondents the opportunity to tell us more about their experiences.
The anonymous survey is at https://response.questback.com/theiet/lgbt/. If you are gay and an engineer then please take part; it takes only a couple of minutes to complete.
The survey results will be published in the July issue of E&T, which will be published on June 18 2014.
One of the first ever UK events on this subject was held at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London last week. Vignesh Ashok, the speaker form campaign group Stonewall, said there are only six engineering companies in the 319 companies participating in its Workplace Equality Index.
There is very little data on how engineering compares to other industries, although the speakers at the event believe that it is behind other industries in its acceptance of LGBT professionals. It may be losing talent to other sectors, such as banking, as a result.
Take part in E&T's LGBT survey.
More information can be read in the E&T editor's blog.