Women's Engineering Society

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Atkins engineer wins best new female Chartered Engineer

Atkins engineer wins best new female Chartered Engineer
Mandy Lester of Atkins has been selected as the winner of the Karen Burt Memorial Award during the centenary year of the Women's Engineering Society (WES). Mandy was nominated by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) for the Award which is presented in recognition of the best newly chartered woman engineer. Now in its 21st year, this prestigious title recognises the candidate's excellence and potential in the practice of engineering. It highlights the importance of having Chartered status; as well as offering recognition to contributions made by the candidate to the promotion of the engineering profession.
4th November 2019

Editing women engineers back onto the map

Editing women engineers back onto the map
This year marks the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). Set up the year after partial female suffrage in Britain, WES has been championing diversity in engineering, science and technology since its inception on 23 June 1919. Today, women still only make up about 12% of the professional engineering workforce in the UK, a fact that the Women’s Engineering Society wants to change.
24th June 2019

WES announces UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering 2019

WES announces UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering 2019
In celebration of International Women in Engineering Day 2019, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) has announced the winners of the Top 50 Women in Engineering: Current and Former Apprentices (WE50). Now in its fourth year, the WE50 continues to showcase the extensive female talent across the sector, this year focusing on women currently serving as apprentices or those who have previously undertaken an apprenticeship.
24th June 2019


WES launches WE50 Awards for 2019

WES launches WE50 Awards for 2019
The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) has announced the fourth iteration of the Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) campaign in 2019. Building on the success of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 campaigns, WES is looking to increase the reach, profile and engagement to encourage young women into engineering.
8th March 2019

WES wins National Lottery support for its Centenary Trail project

WES wins National Lottery support for its Centenary Trail project
This year is the year that the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) turns 100 years old, and through the support of National Lottery players WES will be celebrating and commemorating women engineers who have been involved with WES over the past century, through a £66,800 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. WES’ most famous member was pilot Amy Johnson, however hers is just one of hundreds of stories waiting to be told about ground-breaking women working in the varied fields of engineering.
16th January 2019

Announcing the Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) 2018

Announcing the Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) 2018
The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) celebrated 2018’s Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) in partnership with The Telegraph at a high-profile event at Royal Academy for Engineering on 26th June. The WE50 winners this year represent the top 50 female Returners and Transferrers in engineering and allied sectors.
28th June 2018

Top 50 women in engineering are raising the bar for INWED

Top 50 women in engineering are raising the bar for INWED
The list of the Top 50 Women in Engineering 2018 (WE50) will be published this Sunday (24th June 2018) as part of the weekend of celebrations for International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). This year’s theme highlights the achievements of women who have been Returners and Transferrers into the field.
21st June 2018

International Women in Engineering Day 2018!

International Women in Engineering Day 2018!
  The Women's Engineering Society (WES) is launching International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) for 2018, with this year’s theme being ‘Raising the Bar’, which is an invite to show the world what positive changes women can make.
7th February 2018

Ensuring the talent pool is full

Ensuring the talent pool is full
Designed to help the thousands of STEM candidates who want to return to engineering after a career break, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) has launched the new ‘STEM Returners Programme’. The STEM Returners will help people who fear that their skills are out of date, to return to their former careers, as well as re-train STEM candidates from other industries.  
20th November 2017

WES and Lottie show any girl can be an engineer

WES and Lottie show any girl can be an engineer
Over 25 members of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Young Members’ Board (YMB) will be bringing a Lottie Doll to work next week, as part a ‘Lottie Tour’ organised for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week taking place 6th-10th of November. During the week they will be posting photos on Twitter and Instagram of Lottie doing everyday engineering work.
3rd November 2017

WES gives Karen Burt award to best new female Chartered Engineer

WES gives Karen Burt award to best new female Chartered Engineer
The winner of the Karen Burt Award 2017 has been announced by the Women's Engineering Society as the candidate nominated by the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Madeleine Jones of Sellafield. This prestigious annual award for a newly chartered woman engineer, now in its 19th year, recognises the candidate's excellence and potential in the practice of engineering, highlights the importance of Chartered status, as well as offering recognition to contributions made by the candidate to the promotion of the engineering profession.
6th October 2017

Calling all females for International Women in Engineering Day 2017

Calling all females for International Women in Engineering Day 2017
This is the fourth year that NWED is going international. Save the date in your diaries, 23rd June is the date that International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is taking place this year, and the campaign has been launched.
24th February 2017


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