International Women in Engineering Day 2018 (INWED18) on Saturday, June 23 is encouraging participants to show the world how they are ‘raising the bar’ in pursuit of more diversity in engineering. This global awareness campaign, coordinated by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), aims to increase the profile of women in engineering worldwide and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in engineering and related industries. In 2018, INWED aims to inspire even greater participation across the globe, both online and through physical activities, by individuals, schools, colleges, groups and organizations. Use the hashtags #INWED18 and #RaisingTheBar.
Highlights of last year’s campaign included over 150 separate registered events (plus numerous unregistered), from countries including the UK, Brazil, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Zambia. This together with an online presence that included a reach of over 1.2m people on social media, with the official hashtag receiving 34,000 impressions on the day and trending at number two on Twitter (second only to ‘bring your dog to work day’), meant that the day proved to be another global success.
If you would like to participate in INWED18 celebrations, visit the INWED website.
Check Out SWE’s Day in the Life of an Engineer Video Series and Blog Posts
The Society of Women Engineers created our Day in the Life of an Engineer video series sponsored by Terracon.
All Together, SWE’s blog, has been doing a series of blog posts called “Day in the Life of an Engineer.” These posts describe what life is like for all kinds of women in engineering and technology including students, professionals, and academics. Check out some of our Day in the Life blog posts below, and let us know if you would like to submit a post.
Day in the Life of an Industrial Engineering Student
Day in the Life of a Software Engineer
Day in the Life of a Civil Engineer
Day in the Life of a Biomedical Engineer
Day in the Life of an Electrical Engineer
Day in the Life of an Environmental Engineer
Day in the Life of a Chemical Engineer
Day in the Life of a Mechanical Engineer
Day in the Life of an Aerospace Engineer