Employee reward and benefits news
Flexible benefits could aid women in engineering and technology
Roles models in these industries are often academic and/or childless, which can prevent female progress in these industries, according to Global Marathon Europe.
Employers should make roles in these sectors "a career for life" for women, the organisers argue.
Teresa Schofield, regional leader of the Global Marathon Europe, said: "Women should be able to work flexibly, return from career breaks and change sectors easily.
"Actually we need to solve problems of recruiting, retaining and advancing both sexes."
The Global Marathon visits China and India next month to discuss innovations in engineering and technology as part of its six-day tour.
Nan Mattai, senior vice-president at Rockwell Collins Engineering and Technology is chairman for the 2011 event.
Posted by Jo Morgan