More Role Models

Let's raise awareness of the women who have helped shape our society!

90 for 90

In 2009- WES's 90th year - we identified 90 inspiring women to include in a list entitled 90 for 90. These women can be seen on the searchable database here.

Pioneering Women

Women started out as engineers long ago. Find out more about the pioneers who broke the mould and set up WES to inspire others to build a better world.

Winning Women

Women win awards and prizes for technical excellence and WES is delighted to introduce you to our first cohort of award winning technical women. The first tranche of women we will highlight were selected by a panel led by WES Past President Dorothy Hatfield.

  • The WES Karen Burt Award is presented annually to the most outstanding newly chartered woman engineer
  • The WES Prize is award annually at the Young Woman Engineer Awards sponsored by the IET
  • The WISE awards annually recognise Women of Outstanding Achievement

Inspiring Women at WES Events

See a host of inspiring women speaking at our annual WES conferences where WES has been building a track record of collaborating with other organisations

  • 2012 - Engineering Inspriation 2012 - WES student conference with Danella Bagnell, Adam Martin, Jo Lopes and Laura Baker 
  • 2012 - WES with Airbus Women's network, Bristol
  • 2012 - Regional leadership focused networking events, Glasgow and Birmingham run by Jan Peters. Keynote speakers, Danella Bagnell, Jo Gouding and Jill Williams
  • 2011 - Getting There, WES Annual conference supported by Women's Transportation Seminar, focused on transport and engineering with keynote speaker Sue Kershaw
  • 2011 - Crossing Bridges with and Women in Architecture and keynote speaker, Sue Stockdale
  • 2010 - Women of Substance - with and the European Professional Women's Network (EPWN) for kindly sponsored by the Royal Institution. Brought together artist Tess Barnes (featuring in The Woman Engineer Spring 2010) with Lynda Armstrong of Shell, Bee Thakore of BigonGood, Julie Greensmith (University of Nottingham) and Christine Ashton of WES sponsors TfL
  • 2009 British Science Festival - panel event chaired by WES member Kate Bellingham with Bronwyn Kunhardt, Janine Freeman, Maggie Aderin Pocock and Barbara Freeman.
  • 2009 - Shaping the Future,  Dervilla Mitchell of Arup talked about about Life, T5 and life after T5. 
  • 2009 - The Power of Change - WES Annual Conference

Ingenious Women

Follow 20 successful women engineers in the Ingenious Women project blog. Ingenious Women is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and run in partnership with the Institute for Physics and Engineering in Medicine by UKRC. Visit the project web pages or follow Ingenious Women on Twitter. Several participants are WES members.

Talent 2030's Heroes

Real-life example of people in engineering and manufacturing. Click here for Talent 2030's Heroes Page