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Dr Katherine Critchley named 55th President of WES

Dr Katherine Critchley was elected President of the Women’s Engineering Society in October 2023, having served  formerly as a WES Trustee, Chair of the Events Directors’ Committee and Head Judge of the Karen Burt Memorial Award. Dr Critchley is also a member of the Wales Cluster and chaired the Wales Centenary celebrations in 2019 at

First President of WES honoured with blue plaque

A Newcastle woman who over 100 years ago became a pioneer in the male dominated world of engineering has been honoured with a commemorative plaque. Rachel Mary Parsons (1885-1956) became the first President of the Women’s Engineering Society in 1919 and was one of the first three to study Mechanical Sciences at Cambridge University. As the

WES Members offered discounted training from IMechE

WES are pleased to announce that for the rest of the year, all WES members are able to access the IMechE training courses at their member prices. The IMechE Learning and Development Training catalogue features a comprehensive range of professional development solutions, programmes, and offers. With 175 years of IMechE heritage and access to the greatest

INWED23 a huge success!

This year our INWED campaign was the biggest yet. With the theme of #makesafetyseen Women Engineers around the globe shared their stories in order to showcase the amazing contributions they are making to engineering. With a potential reach of 782 million this is an inspiring campaign that gets better every year. We look forward to

Top 50 Women in Engineering Winners Announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Top 50 Women in Engineering 2023. This year our theme is Safety and Security and we are highlighting an amazing group of women who are trailblazers in their fields of engineering. The full list is available here

Climate Emergency Group Issue Open Letter to the UK Government

The Women’s Engineering Society Climate Emergency Group represents a diverse group of professionals in multiple engineering and science sectors in the UK who are actively addressing the emergencies related to climate change. We are asking the UK Government to accelerate work to ensure a future for all citizens. For more information and to sign the letter

Speakers announced for Official INWED Webinar – 23 June

WES are delighted to announce the speakers for the Official INWED webinar being held on the 23 June. We will be joined by Key note speakers Dame Dawn Childs, President of WES and CEO of Pure Data Centres Group, and Amanda Creak, EMEA CIO and Head of EMEA Technology, Morgan Stanley. We will also be

WE50 Nominations Closed

Nominations for the Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards are now closed, the winners will be announce on the 23rd June. Every year we celebrate the Top 50 Women in Engineering, and for 2023 we focused on women who are engaged in safety and security and who #MakeSafetySeen. The WE50 awards started in 2016 as

Damehood awarded to our President

The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) is absolutely delighted to hear that our President, Dawn Childs FREng has been awarded a Damehood in the New Year’s Honours list for her services to engineering. Dame Dawn has been President of the Society since 2018. After being named as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women Engineers

WES Awards 2022 Winners Announced

On the 18th January we were delighted to welcome members and supporters of WES to our annual Caroline Haslett Lecture where we announced the winners of our three awards. The Karen Burt Memorial Award was won by Dr Emma Walton for her work in miniaturising the functions of an entire medical laboratory with her ‘lab-on-a-chip’.