Today we’re celebrating National Women in Engineering Day, set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary – with over 80 events taking place across the UK.
The focus this year is on the great opportunities for women in engineering, at a time when it has never been more important to address the engineering skills shortage.
The idea behind National Women in Engineering Day is to encourage all groups (governmental, educational, corporate, professional engineering institutions, individuals and other organisations) to organise their own events in support of the day, and link them together for maximum impact through the use of the NWED logo, corresponding website, and supporting resources.
“By encouraging girls into engineering careers we will not only be increasing diversity and inclusion – a business imperative – but enabling us to fill the substantial future job opportunities that have been predicted in this sector,” explained a spokesperson for the national celebration.
Our very own Tanya will be taking part in the Women in Engineering Challenge.
Being held at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London, this one day conference with speakers including Jenny Willott MP; Allan Cook, Chair of Atkins, Selex ES, BIS; and Paula Gwinnett, JCB UTC among many others.
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