The first event is being held at Wherstead Park in Ipswich and will involve 200 girls from 20 different schools in Norfolk and Suffolk and several employers such as OPITO, Philips Avent, Scotish Power, Morgan Sindall , Delta Simons and EDF.
International Women in Engineering Day returns on 23 June around the world for its fourth year running.
Set up in 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary, this national, and now international,awareness day focuses attention on the amazing careers in engineering and technical roles, especially for girls and young women, and celebrates the achievements of women engineers.
INWED is a fun and inspiring way for schools, colleges and universities to encourage students to take up engineering careers,but also 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 –more than 550 in 2016. Through partnership with The Daily Telegraph, INWED will also announce the ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35’ on 23 June –this year the list focuses on the rising female stars across all engineering sectors.
Working in partnership with many of the engineering world’s globally recognized names, 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 toinspire future and current generations to achieve their potential.