Even in this day and age, female engineers are still hard to come by. That could be because there is a still stigma in the industry that women aren't "suited" to the job.
For that reason, tech jobs are mainly male and there is low enrolment in tertiary courses.
Professor Philippa Martin knows the struggle, but she's worked hard against it. She became the first female professor in the Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering at the University of Canterbury. She is also the Dean of Enginnering and will be hosting a talk about women in the field next week.