The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) is marking the 100th anniversary of Representation of the People Act 1918 which first gave some women the vote by announcing its plans for the 2018 International Women in Engineering Day.
The event is scheduled for 23 June and WES has said that, given the anniversary, 2018 is a particularly poignant year and it is excited to see how this might influence celebrations this year.
WES has said that the theme this year is “Raising the Bar” which it says is an invitation to show the world how you are making positive change in what you do and how you do it.
“Whether professionally, through studying or perhaps by creating a more diverse workplace,” said the organisation. “We want to hear from individuals and organisations making both large strides and small steps to raise awareness. We hope to see lots of people and organisations demonstrating how they will be #RaisingTheBar for #INWED18 through events, activities and social media.
“As in previous years we are expecting a plethora of female talent to be showcased and to see a huge number of events for people to participate in worldwide.
“With your help and commitment, we hope to bring #INWED18 to even greater audiences, within the UK and across the globe, from classrooms to boardrooms, lecture theatres to local community centres - celebrating the present, and inspiring the upcoming generations of women engineers.”
Download a resource pack here to find out how to get involved.