2024 Sponsors

Thank you to the generous sponsors supporting International Women in Engineering Day 2024:

​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.


Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team is the works team of Mercedes-AMG, competing at the pinnacle of motorsport – the FIA Formula One™ World Championship.

The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, brings together over 1,000 dedicated and determined people that design, develop, manufacture and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Grand Prix winner, George Russell.

Winning seven consecutive double Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships from 2014 to 2020 and securing a record-breaking eighth consecutive Constructors’ Championship success in 2021, the Team is one of the most successful in the sport’s history.

Network Rail

Network Rail own, repair and develop the railway infrastructure in England, Scotland and Wales.

That’s 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We manage 20 of the country’s largest stations, while all the rest – over 2,500 – are run by the train operating companies.

Network Rail’s purpose is to get people and goods where they need to be, and to support Great Britain’s economic prosperity.

Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force is a proud sponsor of INWED, which is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of all women in engineering. The RAF is a highly technical Service and through its national Youth STEM engagement programme, the RAF showcase the potential of a career in engineering to young people, challenging cultural stereotypes and busting myths.

Visibility of women in engineering has never been more vital, and INWED’s light shines brighter every year on the talented and brilliant women that continue to pave the way for the next generation.

Stanley Black & Decker


Stanley Black & Decker provides the tools and innovative solutions you can trust to get the job done and we have since 1843.

You know us for the tools we make that become household names and jobsite essentials. Brands like DEWALT, BLACK+DECKER, CRAFTSMAN, STANLEY, Cub Cadet and Hustler. As the first name in engineered fastening systems, we help keep your car secure and mobile phone intact. As a global leader in industrial solutions, we provide the infrastructure systems that reinforce the roads you drive on, and deliver the energy that powers your life.

What we really build is trust. The trust of our customers, our employees and our communities. We are dedicated to making great tools and making a better world.