International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is a special day during which women engineers celebrate their achievements. Taking time to celebrate women’s achievements in a traditionally male-dominated field reminds all of us how rewarding our work is. It gives us an opportunity to show off our careers, interests, and achievements.
Since recognizing women in engineering, the field is growing in popularity. More and more women flock to the engineering field as they become inspired by the women who pioneered the field before them. The ultimate goal is to have equal representation of people from all walks of life working in STEM roles.
Having equal representation in roles which are meant to make our lives easier can make a huge difference for everyone. A great example of this is artificial intelligence, or AI. If we only have one group of people designing the technology, it may only benefit the people who look like them, make the same amount of money, live in the same types of homes or neighborhoods, or go to the same types of schools. If we have a diverse group of people designing technology, then the product will benefit many people among various different backgrounds.
Throughout history, women have been bringing their skills to the table. Their minds curious, their wits quick, they have broken the mold and pursued their dreams. They have made ground-breaking discoveries in their fields. Without their work, many of the things we enjoy today may not exist. Women today are inspired by them. That is why we celebrate this holiday, so the women today can inspire the women of tomorrow.