In early 2016, the SE3 committee administered a nationwide survey of employee engagement and gender equity in the structural engineering profession, for which they received over 2,100 completed responses. The survey investigated a variety of measures of engagement (satisfaction) and gender equity regarding career advancement, compensation, and work-life balance.

This presentation will share the most significant findings of the 2016 study, including:

  • why 56% of respondents have considered leaving the profession
  • the prevalence of the gender pay gap
  • the importance of mentorship.

You can read the full report here.  Structure magazine also ran an article about the survey in their April issue: Overall Career Satisfaction, Development, and Advancement

The Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity (SE3) Committee is a committee of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) whose mission is to study engagement and equity in the structural engineering profession in order to provide meaningful input on improving both.

About the Presenters

Angie Sommer, SE

Angie Sommer is an Associate at ZFA Structural Engineers, a 60-person firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she currently focuses on projects in the educational and senior living sectors. She is involved in a variety of industry organizations, including the San Francisco chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW SF), where she is currently the managing editor for the quarterly publication, The VIEW. She is the 2016-17 co-chair of the SEAONC Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity (SE3) Committee and was the lead author of the 2016 SE3 Survey Report, which can be found on the committee's website,




Rose McClure, PE, SE

Rose McClure is the co-founder and past co-chair of the SE3 Project. She is a senior engineer at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, where she specializes in the analysis and design of foundation systems and the repair and rehabilitation of existing structures. Rose earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Cornell University and her Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from MIT. Rose is an active member of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) where she currently serves as chair of the Continuing Education Committee (CEC), past chair of the SE3 Committee, and as member of the Existing Buildings Committee (EBC).



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