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Date announced for International Women in Engineering Day

The Women’s Engineering Network (WES) has announced the date of the 2019 International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), which aims to increase the profile of women in engineering worldwide and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in engineering, as 23 June.

In this sixth year of the event, participants are to be asked to show the world how they are “transforming the future” in pursuit of more diversity in engineering.

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 organisations.

The theme will be supported by the hashtags #INWED19 and #TransformTheFuture.

‘WES president Dawn Childs said: “This is the centenary year of the Women’s Engineering Society and we will be celebrating the rich history of many inspirational ladies who have made their mark in the engineering world. However, 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 transform the future.”

If you or your organisation would like to participate in INWED19 celebrations, visit the INWED website www.inwed.org.uk and contact inwed@wes.org.uk for more information.

To keep updated with news and information about the day including the launch of the WE50 nominations you can also sign up to the INWED newsletter on the INWED website.

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