The WE50 campaign aims to raise awareness of the skills shortage facing the industry and the huge discrepancy between the number of men vs. women currently in Engineering professions, to change perceptions and encourage young women to consider Engineering as a viable and rewarding career.
For 2018, the theme is Returners or Transferrers. Nominations are now open and are available to women working in engineering or allied sector/discipline, having either returned after a break of at least 18 months or transferred to engineering from another sector.
Applications will close on Monday 30 April 2018. Full details of the criteria and how to apply can be found on The Telegraph’s website, available here.
You do not have to meet all criteria. The aim is to be inclusive and to highlight and celebrate women who have gone beyond what is expected in the sector or discipline of engineering and allied sciences, technology and mathematics, having either returned following a career break (for elder or child caring for example) or transferred from one sector or discipline to another.
The winners will be noted in a supplement published by The Telegraph on 23 June 2018 (International Women in Engineering Day 2018).
About 2017's Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35
On 23 June 2017, the full list of the winners of the Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35 was published in a special supplement in the Telegraph. The list, compiled by the Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), featured the UK’s top rising female stars of engineering chosen from more than 500 nominations.. The supplement was a great celebration of the young female engineering talent we have and contained interviews with some of the winners.
Click here to see the 2017 supplement.
Kirsten Bodley, Chief Executive of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), the organisation that founded International Women in Engineering Day, commented: “We had a very high response to the campaign this year and were hugely impressed with the entries. This list of inspirational younger women shows the breadth and depth of talent and innovation across all engineering sectors. It is a great way of encouraging the next generation to enter the engineering and allied sectors and for women to succeed there.”
Click here to see the 2017 Winners of The Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35