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.
The five role models profiled are:
‘Women in Engineering: let’s change the world’ is available for other organisations, schools, universities and individuals to use at events and in communications. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about women in the Academy’s Fellowship, please visit: www.raeng.org.uk/diversity-fellowship.
You can see the new video below.
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- Make the UK the leading nation for engineering innovation
- Address the engineering skills crisis
- Position engineering at the heart of society
- Lead the profession
An inclusive engineering profession that inspires attracts and retains people from diverse backgrounds and reflects UK society.
Leading the engineering profession to challenge the status quo, stimulate cultural change and improve diversity and inclusion.
We have five strategic aims: challenge the status quo; demonstrate leadership; sustain and extend current relationships; communicate and consult; and publicise success measures and benchmarks