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Women in engineering – INWED 2022

Published: 23/06/2022

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) takes place on 23 June 2022. This annual awareness day exists to raise the profile of female engineers and technicians, spotlighting their achievements in engineering. To celebrate #INWED22, we have spoken to some of our talented and inspiring women registrants about their motivations, their careers, and how their work is shaping the world. …

Winners of Top 50 Women in Engineering revealed

Winners of Top 50 Women in Engineering revealed

Published: 23/06/2022

As part of International Women in Engineering Day 2022, The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) has announced the winners of the Top 50 Women in Engineering awards. Now in its seventh year, the 2022 WE50 winners celebrate women who have created or improved a product or process that makes a difference. The number and standard of nominations were high, emphasising the exceptional achievements made by women in this field. The WE50 awards were judged by a panel of industry experts. …

Last chance to nominate – Karen Burt Memorial Award

Last chance to nominate – Karen Burt Memorial Award

Published: 27/05/2022

The Karen Burt Memorial Award is an annual award made by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to the best Chartered Engineer within that year in the following disciplines: engineering, applied science and IT. …

Search begins for 2022’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year

Search begins for 2022’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year

Published: 18/03/2022

Applications are now open for the 2022 Young Woman Engineer of the Year (YWE) Awards. Run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), these awards recognise brilliant young women working in engineering and celebrate female role models within STEM. …

New analysis shows increase of women working in engineering

New analysis shows increase of women working in engineering

Published: 07/03/2022

New research from EngineeringUK has shown that 16.5% of those working in engineering are female, compared to 10.5% as reported in 2010. Analysis of trends in women in the engineering workforce between 2010 and 2021 shows this six percentage point increase in the proportion of women in the engineering workforce. The actual number of women working in engineering roles also increased from 562,000 in 2010 to 936,000 in 2021. …

Top 50 women in engineering - nominate an inventor or innovator

Top 50 women in engineering - nominate an inventor or innovator

Published: 14/02/2022

On the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) has opened nominations for this year’s Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards (WES50). …

Eleanor Earl wins WES 2021 Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

Eleanor Earl wins WES 2021 Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

Published: 10/01/2022

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate the 2021 winner of the prestigious Karen Burt Memorial Award for the best new female Chartered Engineer (CEng), Eleanor Earl CEng MICE, Civil Engineer at Arup. …

Lottie dolls learning with Women’s Engineering Society volunteers

Lottie dolls learning with Women’s Engineering Society volunteers

Published: 11/11/2021

This week a team of toy dolls are trying their hands at engineering jobs around the UK and beyond. Volunteer engineers and technicians from Women’s Engineering Society (WES) are sharing what their jobs look like (with help from their very special guests) on social media using the hashtag #WESLottieTour. The Lottie dolls are on tour around different jobs and organisations, showcasing the variety and breadth of engineering careers. …

Registrants recognised among ​2021 Top 50 Women in Engineering: Engineering Heroes (WE50)

Registrants recognised among ​2021 Top 50 Women in Engineering: Engineering Heroes (WE50)

Published: 24/06/2021

Women in Engineering (WES) has published its list of the Top 50 Women in Engineering 2021, on International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). The Engineering Council is pleased to congratulate the registrants among these "engineering heroes" on their achievement. …

Women in engineering – INWED 2021

Women in engineering – INWED 2021

Published: 21/06/2021

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) takes place on 23 June 2021. This annual awareness day exists to raise the profile of female engineers and technicians, spotlighting their achievements in engineering. The theme for 2021 is Engineering Heroes. To celebrate #INWED21, we have spoken to some of our talented and inspiring women registrants …

Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award recognises talent

Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award recognises talent

Published: 12/03/2021

Nominations are now open for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Young Woman Engineer (YWE) awards 2021. These high-profile awards recognise exceptional engineering talent from women working in the UK aged between 18 – 35 years old. Finalists and winners participate in high profile events, increasing their professional networks while showcasing a greater diversity of role models across the breadth of UK engineering. …