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International Women in Engineering Day (WES)

June 23, 2017

The sub-theme for INWED17 is #MenAsAllies, acknoledging the efforts of male peers promoting equality and diversity across engineering disciplines.

National Women in Engineering Day was set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary.

On 23 June 2014 WES wanted to focus attention on the great opportunities for women in engineering, at a time when it has never been more important to address the engineering skills shortage. By encouraging girls into engineering careers WES will not only be increasing diversity and inclusion – a business imperative – but enabling women to fill the substantial future job opportunities that have been predicted in this sector.

The idea behind National Women in Engineering Day is to encourage all groups (Governmental, educational, corporate, Professional Engineering Institutions, individuals and other organisations) to organise their own events in support of the day, and link them together for maximum impact through the use of the NWED logo, corresponding website, and supporting resources.

Target Groups:

  • Government
  • Educational
  • Corporate
  • Professional Engineering Institutions
  • Other organisations in the Sector
  • Individuals
  • Press

WES suggests organisers get as much publicity for their events as possible, to get ‘engineering’ and ‘girls’ (or women!) into the same sentence as often as possible, and to start to raise the profile of an engineering career as a great choice, with an exciting future, and amazing opportunities.

Click here for details on how to become involved.


June 23, 2017