Past events

24th January 2019


A changemaker is one who desires change in the world and, by gathering knowledge and resources, makes that change happen.

Women engineers and scientists have been Changemakers for society for hundreds of years. Legal restrictions on women working meant that it wasn’t until after the first world war and the suffragette movement that women could start to seriously fulfill their passions for making, creating and improving the lives of people through engineering and technology. At WES it's been a mere hundred.

17th January 2019

Wikithon - Women's Engineering Society and Heritage Open Days

Our WES Centenary Trail is all about putting women engineers from WES's history onto Wikipedia, so their achievements aren't overlooked or forgotten. Take a look at @WESCentenary on Twitter or @wes_centenary on Instagram to get inspired by the brilliant women engineers who don’t have a Wikipedia page … yet! Join us to change some wiki red links blue on 17th January 4-8pm
1st January 2019 - 31st December 2019

WES Centenary

In 2019 WES will be 100 years old: we will be celebrating the present, remembering the past and transforming the future. To find out more, go to the WES Centenary page

30th November 2018 - 1st December 2018

The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition

The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition will be returning to the NEC, Birmingham, on the 30 November & 1 December.

The NECR Exhibition offers the opportunity to meet industry-leading employers. You can also take advantage of expert advice and employability workshops that will be held during the exhibition.

27th November 2018 - 28th November 2018

World Motorsport Symposium

The RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium, first established in 1995, is the only event of its kind where the most senior international motorsport and automotive engineering decision makers get together for two days to discuss how technology will shape the future of their sport and in turn influence and affect engineering sectors across the globe.

27th November 2018

Data Driven Culture Change Event

Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London

For the last seven years, the Royal Academy of Engineering has been delivering a programme to increase diversity and inclusion (D&I) across engineering. This year's annual D&I Programme event will provide a platform to launch the headlines from a survey that looked at D&I in engineering employment and show how data can be effective in driving culture change within engineering. 

23rd November 2018 - 24th November 2018

WES Student Conference 2018

The WES Student Conference supports young women to progress in engineering and allied sectors buy providing access to employer perspectives, development opportunities and networking. It is an annual two-day event bringing together students, academics and early-mid career engineers and colleagues from supporting industry to explore pathways to technical leadership.
16th November 2018

QuantumBlack - Women as Tech Leaders Day

To celebrate the International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, QuantumBlack is running an immersive day of workshops and networking dedicated to applied Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML) on Friday 16th November in London - an event designed by women, for women.

Applicants from all technical disciplines and levels of experience in the ML space are invited to apply.

Speakers include:

Kate Smaje, Senior Partner at McKinsey

Larissa Suzuki, Senior Product Manager at Oracle

Clare Kitching, Analytics Engagement Director at QuantumBlack