Sunday, June 23, will mark 2019’s International Women in Engineering Day (#INWED19), when we will be encouraging participants to show the world how they are ‘transforming the future’ 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 2019, WES’ own centenary year, INWED will aim to inspire even greater participation across the globe, both online and through physical activities, by individuals, schools, colleges, groups and organizations.
Dawn Childs, President of WES says of INWED19:
‘’…there are still far too few women who even understand what engineering is let alone choose to become an engineer. International Women in Engineering Day is therefore so important to raise the profile and awareness of the fabulous opportunities that a career in engineering can bring. This year it is more pertinent than ever because our theme is #TransformTheFuture and so many forms of engineering do exactly that. So not only do we want to transform the future for girls and women by encouraging them to start a career in engineering or supporting them to excel and thrive in their current engineering career, but we will of course also be transforming the future of so much more with the engineering that they will do. So please participate in events or initiatives with us for INWED and help us to #TransformTheFuture!’’
If your SWE Section would like to participate in INWED19 celebrations and you’re looking for support or inspiration, go here to download the INWED 2019 Resource Pack. Make sure to tag SWE in your social posts to keep us up-to-date on what your section is planning and how you are celebrating!