WES Centenary

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Join us in celebrating 100 years of WES and women in engineering throughout 2019 


  • Campaigning to influence and challenge current practice
  • Lead transformation, supporting women as technical leaders
  • Encouraging men to be active in inclusion and gender diversity


  • Connecting and celebrating women engineers and supporters through awards, events and the media


  • Our National Lottery Heritage Funded ‘WES Centenary Trail’ celebrates people and places that have played a key part of WES’ history over the past 100 years. Through a series of Wikithons and public events, we will create an online map using new and improved Wikipedia pages to showcase one hundred years of women engineers, and ensure their stories are told on the 5th most visited website in the world. This will be supported by a series of public events and a Centenary themed Lottie Doll Tour. Follow @WESCentenary on Twitter and @wes_centenary on Instagram for daily snippets from WES's hundred years of history and notification of events and Wikithons. 

WES100 Scottish National Essay Competition 2019

WES invites young people under the age of 18 living in Scotland to submit an essay called 'A Woman in Engineering'.  The competition is being organised by the WES Scottish Circle.  Both boys and girls, and primary and secondary children are welcome to take part.   Find out more.  The deadline has been extended to Tuesday 30 April 2019.

Get involved!

WES asks supporters to join us by supporting national, regional and local events to celebrate amazing women and the amazing technology they have brought into people's lives.

To find out more

Follow @WESCentenary on Twitter and @wes_centenary on Instagram or "Like" the Facebook WES Centenary page @WES2019 for all comments and ideas and discussion open to all and keep an eye out for updates in the monthly WES e-Newsletter. You can also join a WES members-only Facebook discussion group.Image removed.

If you are not a WES member but want to run a WES Centenary event or support an event, please contact info@wes.org.uk.


To donate to the WES Centenary please follow the link below to the WES donations and payments page.  Prior to your payment being finalised you will have the opportunity to specify the reason for payment.  Please select 'centenary donation only'

WES in the early days

Find out more about the history of the Society and its members <click here>