In honour of #INWED17, our incredible Glotman•Simpson women engineers are sharing their personal stories in hopes of changing the perception that engineering is a male profession, and encouraging more women to enter our exciting industry!
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Chatteris manufacturer Stainless Metalcraft is appealing to local people to help identify an unnamed woman in a photograph of its 1917 women’s football team.
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lr.org are celebrating INWED by featuring profiles of female engineers working for the company. New porfiles are added regularly, so keep checking the page for more inspirational stories.
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marinepeople.com are celebrating INWED by featuring a weekly profile on their blog page. The first profile is of Sarah Hinds, a Chief Engineer, working for an oil and gas company based in the UK.
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The 23rd June 2017 marks International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), a day dedicated to celebrate the achievements of our outstanding women engineers and to focus attention on the amazing careers available to girls in engineering and technical roles.
To mark the occasion, Norman Disney & Young have created a special area on their website that includes 'A day in the life' articles and inspirational stories, plus profiles of the female engineers working for the company.
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In support of INWED17, Resourcing Solutions have surveyed female engineers to get their valuable insights into how perceptions are changing, what inspired their careers and how the industry can pull together to inspire future generations.
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Six female employees in engineering roles from Finning, the UK and Ireland Caterpillar equipment dealer, have stared in an awareness video to promote the first International Women in Engineering day, held on the 23rd June 2017.
Focused on the important role of Women in Engineering, the video asks the question ‘Why the individuals share the Finning passion for engineering’ only revealing half way through, that the answer from each person comes from a woman involved in an engineering role in the business.
The Academy has today launched a new video ‘Women in engineering: let’s change the world’, as part of its sponsorship of the very first International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), which takes place on 23 June 2017 under the patronage of UNESCO. INWED, which was initially established as a national day by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) in 2014, celebrates the achievements of women in engineering from all backgrounds on an international scale, and encourages more girls to consider a career in the field.
The new video, ‘Women in engineering: let’s change the world’ profiles five inspiring women engineers from Mozambique, Uganda, Palestine, Germany and the UK. All five role models have been actively involved with the Academy through its International, Queen Elizabeth Prize, Enterprise Hub and other activities and have a fascinating story to tell about their different routes into STEM. The video also highlights the important role both men and women can play as allies to help improve diversity and inclusion in the profession.
Engineering leaders seek new ways to boost the number of women in the sector on International Women in Engineering Day, 23 June 2017
Partnership Manager, Women's Engineering Society (WES)
On 23 June 2017, International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), founded by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), celebrates the achievements of women in engineering and inspires younger generations.
Women make up less than 10% of the engineering sector in the UK. With a large skills gap looming and the additional need for a more diverse workforce, it has never been more important to inspire and encourage more people, especially women, to choose a career in engineering.
Motorsport enthusiast 21-year-old Lottie relishes her design engineer role with the Williams Formula One team
With women making up just six per cent of the engineering workforce, student Lottie Gilmore knows first hand the vital role of schools in encouraging an early interest in an engineering career.
When Lottie, now 21, joined Burgess Hill Girls independent school in the sixth form, she says she didn’t know anything about engineering.
‘At a girls school, you’re free to be yourself. I just decided what interested me. With small year groups, there’s so much time for each person.’
Lottie, now a student on a five-year course in mechanical engineering at the University of Bath, is on a placement at the Williams Formula One team.