Womens Engineering Society: Inspiring women as engineers, scientists and technical leaders

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News archive


  • Friday 10th July 2015

    National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) was a huge success with organisations, schools, colleges, universities, industry bodies and individual engineers all over the world uniting in the name of equality and diversity to celebrate the great achievements of women engineers and encourage more girls and women to consider engineering as a career.

  • Thursday 18th June 2015

    Want an overview of National Women in Engineering Day? Here it is....

  • Sunday 14th June 2015

    The row over the sexist comments made by Sir Tim Hunt on women in science rambles on this weekend..... Read more.

  • Thursday 11th June 2015

    Better growth involves innovation. Innovation involves diversity. The worldwide Yfactor survey is launched for the second year by Global Contact in partnership with international organizations such as WES, OECD, UNESCO and the eSkills for Jobs campaign (European Commission) and international media (France Media Monde, TF1, RTL) in order to promote gender diversity in STEM.

    To complete the survey click here


  • Tuesday 2nd June 2015

    Do you have a story to tell about your experiences of being a returner to work? To support NWED, PB World, working with Highways England is seeking out personal stories from women, whether a positive or more challenging experience. These will be presented as anonymous brief profiles and all information is in complete confidence. Click here to email your story by June 5th.


  • Monday 1st June 2015

    Introducing Professor Sarah Spurgeon……President Institute of Measurement and Control 2015 - 2016  Professor Sarah Spurgeon a WES Fellow, has succeeded Lord Oxburgh as the Institute’s new President. 

  • Thursday 28th May 2015

    BCSWomen are looking to promote a career in IT, especially to women. To do this they will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people learning to write Android smartphone applications at the same time. 

  • Thursday 14th May 2015

    WES are delighted to see two of our Corporate Partners shortlisted for Business of Year: Arup and Procter & Gamble. Reaching the shortlist, they have been recognised for the work they do that goes far beyond statutory requirements in promoting and developing female workforces. 

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Former Education Secretary and Chairman of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust and the Edge Foundation, Lord Kenneth Baker, has shown his support for WES and National Women in Engineering Day 2015.

  • Friday 1st May 2015

    WES President Dawn Bonfield is featured on BBC Radio 4 programme Britian's Hidden Talent: Women Engineers.

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