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WES is the voice of the woman engineer
- Promotes the education, training and practice of engineering among women
- Increases public awareness of the contribution women can make to engineering
- Provides a forum for the exchange of opinions an experience respecting education, training and employment for women with interests in engineering
- Sustains contacts with women engineers on career breaks and facilitates their return to paid employment by keeping them informed of progress within the profession
- Ensures the voice of women engineers is heard during the deliberations of Government and policy-making institutions
- Raises the profile and effectiveness of women engineers by forming links and networking with other women's organisations
WES today is a growing, vigorous organisation for those interested in engineering
- School and college students planning future careers
- Practising engineers in employment or seeking it
- Engineers taking a career break
- Retired members retaining a lively interest in the profession
- WES quarterly journal - The Woman Engineer carries articles of technical interest, reports on WES activities and concerns nationally and internationally, profiles of women engineers.
- WES Annual Conference - includes talks and workshops on working life in general as well as on engineering. Marketing technology, career development, engineering for a better environment, time management, recruitment and promotion have been recent issues of interest. Check events section for information.
- Local Circles - informal groupings at regional level
- University Groups - informal groupings in Universities
- WES Company Membership - supports and encourages women engineers and their employers within the workplace.
- Continuing Professional Development - the WES Conference and some local activities are approved for CPD purposes by most of the Engineering Institutions
- Expert Speakers - to schools and careers conventions
- Expert input - to Government and other policy making bodies.
- WES members play an active part in the Daphnet email list for women in science, engineering and technology.