The engineer of the future is a female. I like that statement. It expresses that we need diversity among engineers. We know we also need many more engineers in the future. So we should use the other 50%! See also this blogpost (in Dutch). It is not easy, however, to study as a female engineering student. See also the TEDxBrainport talk of two of my former female students.
The video below is a brilliant TEDx talk, by the female engineer Debbie Sterling. She also expresses that it is far from easy to be a minority at the university.
Debbie Sterling is founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. She has made it her mission in life to tackle the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math.