Women’s Engineering Society

A charity and professional network of women engineers.
Our mission is to support women in engineering to fulfil their potential, and support the engineering industry to be inclusive.

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WES Latest News

  • PPE for women does not fit: 2024 survey results out now

    Over six months in 2023-24 the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) undertook a substantial consultation of the female workforce in UK engineering surveying just under 1500 wearers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The results were analysed by Rocket Science, an independent research organisation and are published today. The analysis shows that women are being ignored when…

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  • WES Member Jennifer Veitch attends Bloomsbury Book event

    Jennifer Veitch, WES Member was a guest at the book launch event for “Inspirational Women of Lambeth”. She was delighted to attend and has written the following about her experience: “I was captivated by the stories shared within its pages. The book beautifully weaves together the past, present, and future inspirational women from Lambeth, showcasing…

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  • WES attends the unveiling of a new, Verena Holmes portrait.

    WES was thrilled to attend IMechE’s centenary celebration of Verena Holmes, their first woman member, and one of our early members. Verena Holmes was WES President in 1930 and 1931 and played a pivotal role in advocating for women’s training and employment opportunities in engineering. The event, held at Birdcage Walk, was a profound tribute…

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