The first ever National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) is being held on Monday 23rd June this year and is intended to raise the profile and celebrate the achievements of women in engineering and science.
This inaugural day has been organised by the Women’s Engineering Society in celebration of their 95th anniversary as a charity supporting women in engineering. It has been recognised that a skills gap in engineering is looming, and one way of addressing this is to get more women to consider engineering as a realistic career option for them.
The EPS Community will be celebrating the day with a variety of exciting activities including: conversations between University of Birmingham academics on the importance of supporting the continued recruitment of women into engineering professions; Twitter conversations with some of Birmingham’s high-flying engineering alumnae; and an event on campus to celebrate the role of women within the science and engineering sector.
If you would like to get involved and inspire future women in engineering and science, spare a few minutes to complete a profile for us and offer advice to those wishing to following in your footsteps.
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