International Women in Engineering Day (INWED)
23rd June is fast approaching. The date aims to celebrate, highlight, share stories and champion inspiring women who have become successful in engineering. These shared stories act as a reminder to students thinking about taking up a career in engineering. This can only be a good thing! Working in an engineering recruitment company, I have seen first-hand the amazing roles and job opportunities available. With this in mind, and in celebration of INWED, we will be bringing you stories about some of the women we have placed in this exciting industry over the coming weeks.
Also, the more I read up about this positive step for future generations, I also spotted this funny, yet informative video from @atkinsglobal, which really helps to explain to our younger audiences, just how working in engineering is a brilliant choice.
Set up in 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary, this international awareness day raises the profile of women in engineering, celebrates their success and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry.
INWED is a fun and inspiring way for schools, colleges and universities to encourage students to take up engineering careers, but also for companies, professional organisations, government and individuals to showcase their commitment to diversity. It will feature hundreds of exciting events, from talks, tours, open days and debates to competitions, networking events, site visits, videos, and campaigns.
Working in partnership with internationally recognised names from the engineering world, INWED seeks to foster a spirit of cooperation, collaboration, and enthusiasm. We aim to celebrate the role of women in engineering, to highlight positive role models, and to inspire future and current generations to achieve their potential.
To find out more about how you can get involved, visit www.inwed.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.