The Women’s Engineering Society

Inspiring Women in Engineering since 1919
The Women’s Engineering Society is a charity and a professional network of women engineers. Our mission is to support women in engineering to fulfil their potential, and support the Engineering industry to be inclusive.We inspire women to achieve their potential as engineers, scientists, and technical leaders. To make this happen, we support educators, managers, and employers to create an inclusive industry.

Together, we encourage more gender diversity in engineering to solve the biggest societal issues of our time.

The WES Annual Conference will be held on the 29 – 30 April in Birmingham.

Under the theme of Enhanced by Engineering this is a great opportunity to learn and network.

Join us and become part of the largest network of women engineers in the UK.


Do you want to be a part of the largest network of
women engineers in the UK? Then join the Women’s
Engineering Society.

Featured event

Annual Student Conference

The WES Student Conference takes place every year as a key fixture in the WES calendar of events. This year the event is being held in Leeds on the 1st December. The event is aimed primarily at female engineering and allied undergraduates aged 18 & over.

Find out more here

Featured Campaign

PPE Survey

WES are running a project aimed at providing correctly fitting PPE to both women and men across the engineering industry. Firstly in order to gauge the true extent of the problem we are conducting a nationwide survey to find out your experience of PPE. Whether you wear it daily or only occasionally we would like to hear your thoughts. Complete the survey below. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 JAN.


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  • Empowering Women in Leadership – networking

    Monday 10 June, 6pm-8.30pm, The Shard, London. On June 10, 2024, Warwick Business School proudly collaborates with three high-profile women’s leadership networking groups. Join us for an inspiring evening of networking and insightful discussions on essential leadership skills for advancing in your organisation using an entrepreneurial mindset. Our esteemed panelists include: The panel will be chaired…

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  • Call to action to reverse small but worrying spike in women aged 35 to 44 leaving engineering

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