Past events

8th March 2019

Echoes from Inverclyde - celebrating the histories of Scotland’s forgotten female scientists

Echoes celebrates the histories of Scotland’s forgotten female scientists, through song, music, performance and spoken word, featuring collaborations between professional musicians, performers, community musicians and school children from the surrounding areas. The Scottish “Superwomen” featured include Greenock’s own Agnes Borthwick, a WW1 engineer at Georgetown munitions factory, and a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Women’s Engineering Society.
7th March 2019

Amazing Women, Terrific engineers, Great Stories. A WES2019 Talk.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee. 5-6.30pm.

At the same time as women were fighting to get the vote, many of the same women were battling to become professional engineers in a very male workplace. Dr Baker will share highlights from her years of research into the hidden histories of these pioneering women engineers. Some great stories of the battles they faced to be taken seriously and of their engineering achievements.

2019 is the centenary of the foundation of the Women’s Engineering Society and this talk is part of the society’s centenary celebrations.

7th March 2019

More than Pioneers: Women Engineers’ Technical Achievements. WES2019

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee; 2:00 – 3:30pm

We honour many of the women who battled to get careers in engineering in the early 20th century for the pioneering role they had in opening doors into a male-dominated workplace. This talk will focus on the technical achievements of wome British women engineers and reveal how they were not ‘merely’ pioneers as females but also as excellent engineers.

2019 is the centenary of the foundation of the Women’s Engineering Society and this talk is part of the society’s centenary celebrations.

6th March 2019

2019 Everywoman in Tech Forum - The Power of Diversity

This one-day event will gather both male and female role models who innovate, challenge and embrace technology, inspirational women who have achieved great success within the sector and influential entrepreneurs who will share stories of their journey. Through keynote speeches, panel discussions and interactive masterclasses delegates will explore pressing topics shaping the current tech landscape. Attendees will discover emerging technologies, trends and innovations which will impact on the future of the sector. 

22nd February 2019 - 25th February 2019

A Car for Women and Other Stories

Launch 16:30 to 18:00 Friday 22nd February
Exhibition 10:00 to 17:00 Monday 25th February

City Art Centre, Edinburgh  EH1 1DE

The exhibition explores the life of Dorothée Pullinger and the other 'girl engineers' who sought professional engineering training in Galloway during WW1. They went on to produce the Galloway car, described as 'a car made by ladies for others of their sex'. A surviving model can be seen at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow. These audacious women were pioneers in areas which are still problematic for women's participation today.

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
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.