2022 Community Partners

At WES, we’re hard at work ensuring that this year INWED has the greatest impact yet.  If you know what you’re going to do already, then feel free to share with us.  If you’d like to have a chat to share ideas and formulate a plan, let’s set up a time to discuss about becoming a Media Partner.  If this is something you would like to hear more about, then please contact comms@wes.org.uk for more information. 

The Air League

The Air League is the UK’s leading aviation and aerospace charity with a vision focused on changing lives through aviation. It breaks down the barriers into these industries through its scholarships and outreach programmes.

The Air League not only inspires, enables, and supports the next generation of aviation and aerospace professionals from all backgrounds across the UK through its outreach schemes, but uses these programmes as a catalyst to spark the inspiration and realisation that opportunities and possibilities are accessible to anyone. Each year thousands of individuals around the UK benefit from Air League support, including disadvantaged youngsters and wounded and injured servicemen and women.

Coding Black Females

Coding Black Females was created in 2017. We are a nonprofit organisation, and our primary aim is to provide opportunities for Black female developers to develop themselves, meet familiar faces, network, receive support and build relationships through having regular meetups.

We want to meet you if you’ve been in the industry for 5 minutes, or 10 years, if you work as a freelancer or for a huge corporation.

We can learn from and inspire each other, and empower the next generation to achieve success.

If you want to get involved, and help us to build up the community of Black female developers, then get in touch info@codingblackfemales.com. We are always looking for speakers, sponsors and collaborators.

If you’re a Black female developer, and want to come along to our sessions, then join us.

DevITjobs is the first job board built with Software Engineers in mind.The main goal of the company is to bring more transparency, openness, and diversity to the British IT market.DevITjobs is not only for Developers but for everyone working in the IT industry: Engineers, SAP and System Admins, Product Managers, QAs, and UX/UI Designers!

Engineering Council

The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession. We hold the national registers of over 229,000 Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Chartered Engineers (CEng), and Information and Communications Technology Technicians (ICTTech).

In addition, the Engineering Council sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of professional competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. This ensures that employers, government, and wider society – both in the UK and overseas – can have confidence in the knowledge, experience, and commitment of professionally registered engineers and technicians.

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Tech Hub
Giving you access to the skills, connections and support you need to accelerate your career in tech. With women making up only 25% of computing related job roles, technology remains one of the most underrepresented sectors globally. This figure drops even further when it comes to women from BAME backgrounds even though STEM jobs have outpaced the growth of all others over the last two decades. We believe this number should be much higher and it’s for this reason we have spent the last 22 years uncovering inspirational role models in our FDM everywoman in Technology Awards and at our everywoman in Tech Forum. During this valuable work, we have found many outstanding women across the breadth of the sector who are fulfilling their ambitions to become industry leaders and who are smashing any tech stereotypes. We have celebrated these women, the companies they work for, and the male colleagues who support and champion their success in a number of different ways.

EqualEngineers’ mission is to create inclusive engineering and technology organisations by increasing the diversity of the workforce and improve stakeholder health and wellbeing. We do this by connecting inclusive employers with diverse candidates in engineering and technology.

We run a successful events portfolio comprising our careers events, our Equality in Engineering conference, and the Engineering Talent Awards. Our flagship Pathways Programme launched in 2021 has worked with hundreds of engineering students supporting them through employability training and mentorship with engineers in industry.

Known for our work in Masculinity in Engineering, our training programme on engaging the majority has successfully supported engineering businesses in reframing the conversation on inclusion with their workforce.

We are delighted to be supporting INWED22, recognising the talented female innovators and inventors of the engineering sector who are each inspiring the next generation.

Girls Coding Academy Lesotho
Teach girls and women both basic computer skills and computer programming. Encourage creativity and innovation. Close the gender gap in technology. Help create awareness of possibilities offered by coding in the 21st century. Download Program for the day
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

InterEngineering connects, informs and empowers LGBTQ+ engineers and supporters. We achieve this by running networking events across the UK, generating open-source resources available via our website produced through collaboration with engineers on themes relevant to our community and sector, and providing a presence for LGBTQ+ engineers and supporters at key UK Pride festivals.

We recognise the importance of intersectionality within our community and are excited to support WES with INWED22 platforming the innovators and inventors of the engineering sector.

We are always looking for ways to engage with a wider audience, please get in touch if you would like to find out more about our work by contacting us at team@interengineeringlgbt.com

InterEngineering connects, informs and empowers LGBTQ+ engineers and supporters. We achieve this by running networking events across the UK, generating open-source resources available via our website produced through collaboration with engineers on themes relevant to our community and sector, and providing a presence for LGBTQ+ engineers and supporters at key UK Pride festivals.

We recognise the importance of intersectionality within our community and are excited to support WES with INWED22 platforming the innovators and inventors of the engineering sector.

We are always looking for ways to engage with a wider audience, please get in touch if you would like to find out more about our work by contacting us at team@interengineeringlgbt.com

Moving Ahead

Moving Ahead is a social impact organisation working to improve workplace inclusion and diversity. Our mission is to create an inclusive society in which individuals and organisations can be at their best. We work cross-sector, cross-company and cross diversity-strand, designing and delivering events, mentoring and development programmes and research that helps organisations achieve diversity of thought and perform better. To date, we have reached more than 30,000 individuals across more than 300 organisations and 30 sectors.

Pioneer is a non-profit organisation which empowers girls to study maths to a higher level and guides them to potential maths-related careers. Launched during the first coronavirus lockdown, Pioneer has now reached 5 countries and regularly publishes articles, holds work experience webinars with top companies and runs competitions.

Recognised in The Guardian and TES Student Initiative of the Year Award earlier this year, Pioneer plans to hold an investment banking event, another STEM careers Q&A and a national Creative Maths Challenge this summer (entry details here).

To join our community, please subscribe on our home page. To support us or be featured as a role model on our website please get in touch joely.pioneer@gmail.com

STEM Returners

STEM Returners, returns highly qualified and experienced STEM professionals after a career break. We work with employers who share our common objective of increasing diversity in STEM and creating a sector where everyone feels valued, supported and included.

Attracting and recruiting returners as a separate strategy works alongside standard recruitment. Conflicting priorities, line managers and employers searching for ‘their’ perception of the best candidate create an unequal opportunity for returners to be considered. We need to ensure returners have an equal opportunity and change a culture that still views career breaks negatively instead of a completely normal part of many people’s working life. There is a strong moral case and a sound business case suggesting that STEM Returners programmes are the key to diversity and inclusion within our industry.

STEMInspires
Interview style conversation with female engineers (from diverse backgrounds) both in industry and academia to share their educational and career journey. The focus is to inspire the next generation especially young girls to pursue a career in engineering. Representation is key!
 
Instagram: @steminspires
Twitter: @steminspires
YouTube: search “steminspires”
LinkedIn: Engineering Conversations
The Tech Talent Charter (TTC)

The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) is a non-profit organisation leading a movement to address inequality in the UK tech sector and drive inclusion and diversity in a practical and uniquely measurable way.  Our ultimate goal: that the UK tech sector becomes truly inclusive and a reflection of the society which it represents. We work at scale, addressing the tech ecosystem as a whole to drive change.  We focus on the how, not just the why of inclusion and we bring communities together and support the underrepresented. We have over 620 Signatories of the Charter. Each of these organisations has made a number of pledges in relation to their approach to recruitment and retention. Although it is very much an employer-led initiative, the TTC is supported by the UK Government’s Digital Strategy.

Women Automotive Network

The Women Automotive Network is a community of professionals from across all disciplines of the automotive industry. Membership is open to anyone wishing to meet like-minded people, offering a platform for diversity discussion and technology solutions affecting industry’s future. Are you inspired to change the dynamics of the industry? Join and be part of activities including events, mentorship programmes, book clubs, job opportunities and more…

As one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consultancies, WSP brings clarity and vision to complex challenges. Our team of technical specialists and strategic advisers across the UK is part of a talented global family of expertise. Together, we ensure innovative solutions solve complex problems for our clients and the communities we serve, meeting both the needs of today and addressing the challenges of the future.

As the largest environmental consultancy in the UK, WSP takes pride in leading the way we collectively tackle the climate emergency. Working collaboratively with industry organisations, WSP co-founded ‘Pledge to Net Zero’ which commits environmental services firms to science-based carbon targets and public reporting.


WSP is on course to become a net zero business by 2025 – an achievement for which we were named Global Good Company of the Year in 2019 – and announced in October 2020 a commitment to halve the carbon footprint of all designs and advice provided to clients by 2030, a first in the engineering consultancy sector.

Women in Transport

Women in Transport is a not-for-profit that empowers women to maximise their potential. Membership provides exclusive access to a varied events programme including unique experiences, professional development and networking and annual mentoring.

Men and women are welcome to join – we believe that by working together we can promote a diverse and strong transport workforce that supports UK growth.