Current and upcoming WES events

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 changing the future. To find out more, go to the WES Centenary page

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
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.

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.

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.

15th March 2019

WES Annual Conference 2019: Celebrating the Past, Transforming the Future

Booking is now live for the 2019 WES Centenary Conference - Celebrating the Past, Transforming the Future on Friday 15 March 2019. Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate 100 years of the Women’s Engineering Society whilst boosting your Continued Professional Development. Get involved in the debate about how we can face the challenges for the next 100 years and be part of the solution.
23rd June 2019

WES Centenary Members' Lunch, London

Held on the very day that WES was officially created in 1919, this lunch for WES members and their partners to mark WES’s centenary will be held at Ognisko, the Polish Club in Kensington, London.