I was happy to see that Mycronic got the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) certification recently. Earlier last year Tieto got the same certification.
The uneven gender balance in the electronics industry is a waste of resources and one of many signs that the industry is locked in an old fashioned way of working. If we want to have an even gender balance among electronic engineers equal economic terms is a must. I hope that these types of certifications become industry standard in the future much like the ISO standards for quality control and environmental management.
Read more about the EDGE certification here.