What we do

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 provides...

  • 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.