Current and upcoming WES events

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.
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

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

Come along to our centenary conference to boost your continued professional development and help us celebrate 100 years. We will be reflecting on our rich heritage and will take stock of our current position as we showcase some of the best talent this industry has to offer. Join the debate about how we can face the challenges for the next 100 years and be part of the solution!
14th June 2019

WES Centenary Dinner, London

The dinner to mark WES's centenary will be held at the IET's Savoy Place in London.  Tickets will cost in the region of £100. If you are interested in attending the Centenary Dinner please email Dawn Bonfield at dawnbonfield@btinternet.com, stating how many tickets you would like.