Launched as a UK initiative in 2014 to celebrate its 95th anniversary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), the day has subsequently grown enormously. It received UNESCO patronage in 2016, and graduated from a national to an international event in 2017. The day is a great opportunity to elevate and promote the Women’s Engineering Society’s core objectives, which are:
- Women: Support women to achieve their potential as engineers, applied scientists and leaders and to reward excellence.
- Education: Encourage and promote the education, study and application of engineering.
- Sustainability: Work with organisations and influencers to promote gender diversity and equality in the workplace and sustain the historic legacy and future effectiveness of the Women’s Engineering Society.
You can find out more at www.inwed.org.uk. Scroll down to find out more about the experiences of female engineers at the Connected Places Catapult.