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Abstract With women accounting for more than 50% of the world population, achieving gender parity is an issue of global concern. It has now been demonstrated conclusively that social as well as economic development of a country is closely linked to the educational level of its female population. Several factors influence the fact that girls are participating less and show less motivation to take parting science education. Some of the reasons are related to differences in ways boys, girls learn, and the content of science education reflected in gender-biased curricula, textbooks, which are not related to women’s and girls’ concerns and interests. Many of these factors are bound up with cultural and societal influences. Being a woman in engineering industry is different from being a man in engineering industry. Not better, not worse, but different. Gone are the days when female engineers were masculine, grim women who were constantly exhausting themselves to be considered equal to men. The nouveau woman engineer is ambitious, comfortable in her own skin, strong, intelligent and feminine. This paper contains the path, women entered in to engineering field and the initial phase of difficulties they faced. The facts and reasons, which were dragged them in to Engineering field, are explained. The main difficulties and hurdles are discussed once they entered in to the field. The different field of study shows that women choose engineering mainly because they enjoy the underlying mathematics and science. Working professionals in industry or government perceive that women assume a more indirect, supporting role; however, women overall strongly affirm their selection of engineering despite some negative factors. The comparison graphs and charts show the exponential growth of women engineers in the recent past. This number shows that the negative factors are not playing…...

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