2023 Sponsors

Thank you to the generous sponsors supporting International Women in Engineering Day 2023:

Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 21,000 people worldwide and reported 2022 net sales of $15.35 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

As Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Amazon, recently said: “Amazon associates and partners working in our operations network are among the many heroes of the COVID-19 crisis. Whether it’s fulfilling orders in one of our fulfilment centres, delivering an order to a customer’s doorstep, or one of the many roles in between, we couldn’t be more proud of the critical role our teams are serving by enabling people to stay safe at home while receiving the products they need. “Nothing is more important to us than making sure that we protect the health of our teams, and we’ve been working around the clock since the early days of the outbreak to make changes to our processes and procure the necessary supplies for this.” For more information, visit: https://blog.aboutamazon.co.uk/

Since the start of the pandemic, Amazon engineering teams have been working to make sure that customers get everything they need without leaving their homes. We first took care of our own associates’ safety, redesigning fulfilment centre layouts, installing protective screens, creating one-way systems and temperature checks, and organizing enhanced levels of cleaning. Once our associates could work safely, Amazon engineers turned their attention to the equipment, now handling larger than expected volumes and making sure it was well-maintained and monitored so that any failure could be avoided through proper preventive maintenance. We used our logistics network to support the UK Government, joining a coalition of companies, universities, and research institutions to boost testing capacity for COVID-19 and created testing facilities in our fulfilment centres.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team
The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team competes at the pinnacle of motorsport – the FIA Formula One World Championship. Formula One is like nothing else in the sporting sphere. It’s a demanding technical and human challenge, combining cutting-edge technologies and innovation, high-performance management, and elite teamwork. We are a group of passionate and determined people who work to design, develop, manufacture, and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and race winner George Russell. Our team has set a new benchmark for success during the sport’s current Hybrid era, winning consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and the Constructors’ Championship in 2021. During these title-winning seasons, the team achieved 111 wins, 232 podium finishes, 118 pole positions, 81 fastest laps and 53 one-two finishes from 160 race starts.
About Boeing in the United Kingdom: As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defence products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. The company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing has a UK workforce of over 3,500 people, including early careers, veterans and reserves across the country and has spent more than £12bn with the UK supply chain since 2015. For more information, visit www.boeing.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @BoeingUK.

​GCHQ is a world-leading intelligence, security and cyber agency with a mission to help keep the UK safe. Our brilliant people use cutting-edge technology and technical ingenuity to identify, analyse and disrupt threats in an increasingly digital world.

In the UK we work closely with MI5, MI6, law enforcement and the military to protect the country from terrorism, hostile state activity and serious and organised crime. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) which is part of GCHQ, aims to make the UK the safest place in the world to live and do business online. We also work closely with our partners in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, which form the 5EYES intelligence alliance on global issues.

GCHQ’s people come from diverse backgrounds and bring their unique skills, but all share a passion to make a difference for their country. Whether you’re an engineer or can speak a language, have a PhD in computer science or have come straight from school and want to be an apprentice, there is a career for you at GCHQ. The one quality we ask for in everyone is a commitment to keeping the UK safe.

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) is an independent charity with a membership of over 2,200 individuals reflecting the diversity of the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector (RACHP). It provides a central resource for people from all over the world to improve the application of refrigeration and allied fields for the general good of society with particular emphasis on environment, efficiency, safety and innovation. The IOR established the IOR’s Women in RACHP Network which supports and promotes the advancement of women and men working in the RACHP sector.

McLaren Racing was founded by racing driver Bruce McLaren 60 years ago in 1963, entering its first F1 race in 1966. McLaren has since won 20 F1 world championships, 183 F1 grands prix, the Indianapolis 500 three times, and the Le Mans 24 Hours.

McLaren Racing competes across the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES as Arrow McLaren, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship as the NEOM McLaren Formula E Team, the Extreme E Championship as the NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team and in the F1 Esports Pro Championship as McLaren Shadow.

McLaren is a champion for sustainability in the sport and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture in the motorsport industry. McLaren Racing Engage was formed as a strategic alliance with four expert partners, including WES, with the aim of promoting a diverse and inclusive culture within McLaren’s workforce whilst committing to meaningful and sustained changes in motorsport more broadly. The Engage Programme has thus far reached over 1,000 pupils in local schools and awarded bursaries, scholarships and mentoring to those wishing to advance their careers in the engineering field and creative industries.

OPITO is the global, not-for-profit safety and skills organisation for the energy industry. For more than 50 years, OPITO has invested in STEM to inspire the next generation and support and promote diverse energy career pathways. Alongside OPITO’s long-term support for national science centres, its My Energy Future platform gives a voice to an exciting group of Energy Influencers through live events and content to encourage young people to play their part in a net zero future. OPITO also manages the leading OGTAP Apprenticeship Programme which has trained more than 2,000 apprentices in technical disciplines for an offshore energy career.
ONYX Insight
ONYX Insight: Award-winning predictive maintenance for wind turbines. ONYX Insight is the leading global predictive analytics solution provider, with a combination of software, hardware, consultancy & engineering services to the wind industry and has globally proven to deliver efficiency driving solutions operating across 14,000 wind turbines in 30 countries across the world. We work collaboratively with our customers, at every stage of the asset life cycle to provide efficiency-driven, cutting-edge solutions across thousands of wind turbines that optimise asset performance while minimising downtime.
Royal Engineering Academy

The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public. Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age.
We’re growing talent by training, supporting, mentoring and funding the most talented and creative researchers, innovators and leaders from across the engineering profession.
We’re developing skills for the future by identifying the challenges of an everchanging world and developing the skills and approaches we need to build a resilient and diverse engineering profession.
For more information https://www.raeng.org.uk/ or contact us: diversityteam@raeng.org.uk

Royal Air Force

The role of the Royal Air Force is to protect the UK, its territories and interests, whilst maintaining a state of readiness to respond to new challenges and unexpected crises. We are on hand 24/7 to respond to threats, deliver aid and work in partnership with our allies to prevent conflict. We encourage talent and innovation in every role, to relish opportunity and to fulfil their potential. It is the skills, courage, dedication, ingenuity and enthusiasm of our people that allow us to succeed in our role.

The RAF Youth and STEM Team are dedicated to inspiring the next generation of engineers, by promoting the importance of studying STEM subjects that will lead to future careers in Engineering. The RAF deliver a national programme of STEM engagement that is further supported by over 500 STEM Ambassadors and numerous free online resources at www.rafyouthstem.org.uk


Spectris combines precision with purpose, delivering progress for a more sustainable world. We provide critical insights to our customers through premium precision measurement solutions combined with technical expertise and deep domain knowledge. Precision is at the heart of what we do – our leading, high-tech instruments and software equip our customers to solve some of their greatest challenges to make the world cleaner, healthier and more productive. We are focused on two key divisions – Spectris Scientific and Spectris Dynamics, which are placed in technology-driven end markets, with strong fundamentals and attractive growth trajectories. We have leading market positions in premium segments and employ 7,600 people located in more than 30 countries, all united behind our purpose to deliver value beyond measure for all our stakeholders. For more information, visit www.spectris.com

The Sterling Choice
The Sterling Choice is a recruitment firm specialising in placing both permanent and contract professionals within the engineering, food manufacturing, and FMCG industries. Its in-house team has over 100 years of recruitment experience and works with a wide range of clients – from leading SMEs to global organisations in both the US and UK. Using its values-based approach to recruitment, The Sterling Choice is committed to finding the absolute best talent for its clients and securing fulfilling opportunities for its candidates across a variety of engineering and manufacturing disciplines.