INWED17: Just over a week to go! 
Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35

The Telegraph, in partnership with WES, and sponsors Scottish Power,  Bechtel and BAE Systems 
will be announcing the Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35 (WE50), on International Women in Engineering Day  in a supplement to the Telegraph national newspaper. 

There were well over 500 nominations and the quality was very high, making it difficult for the judges to choose the Top 50 list. For more information about the WE50, keep an eye on the INWED website, where we will be releasing their names on 23 June.
Amanda Gertjejansen, industrial engineer on Space Launch System, Boeing Defense, Space & Security Development.

Announcing the launch of our brand new Blog page!  Full of articles from sponsors, companies and inspirational engineers, we hope this will provide ideas and help promote INWED celebrations across the globe! To visit our new blog page,  please click here.  

If you would like to submit a blog to be included on our page, please send an email with the subject 'Blog Submission' and the contents of your post to
Map of UK INWED17 events.
INWED 2017 Events

Holding an event and can't find it on our page? Email the details, including the location and brief description of the event to Jemma at

Our list of world-wide events keeps on growing, with activities now listed in Spain, America, Canada, Brazil and Peru and our National map is almost covered in events!  

In addition to other INWED events taking place around the world, WES will be celebrating through our own events too. We will be holding a Breakfast Roundtable in partnership with Colas at the House of Commons and look forward to updating you on what promises to be a thought-provoking session. We are also hosting an afternoon tea event to celebrate INWED focusing on the Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35 (WE50) who will be announced on the day in a supplement to the Telegraph national newspaper. The Telegraph will host its celebration for the WE50 at an awards dinner in the City of London for the winners and sponsors Scottish Power, Bechtel and BAE Systems.
The above events are invitation only but we look forward to sharing our celebrations with you via social media on the day (#INWED17, #MenAsAllies) together with a round-up of events after 23 June. 

We hope you will share your successes too, so please do send details of your events, plus photographs, videos, feedback, quotes and any press coverage by emailing

Don't forget, you can find out if something is happening in your area by looking at our  Events Map and Listings page.
Film Release

The Royal Academy of Engineering, one of the sponsors of INWED17, is marking the day with a film that profiles five young women engineers from Mozambique, Uganda, Palestine, Germany and the UK.

All five of these role models featured in the film have been actively involved in the Academy's activities and have followed varied routes into their careers in STEM. Focusing on the INWED theme of 'men as allies', the film will also highlight the important role that men can play to help improve gender diversity in engineering.

The film will be available from 23 June at

Don't forget to include our hashtags in all your Twitter posts, that way we can keep track of your events, help to promote your celebrations and generally shout about everything you are doing!


Plus, you can still  sign up to our 'Thunderclap', which posts the same  Tweet, Facebook  and  Tumblr  post all at the same time on 23 June 2017. 

Competition Time

V12 Footwear have come up with a fantastic competition to help celebrate INWED17.

All you have to do is film yourself talking about PPE and one lucky winner could bag themselves a new pair of boots, made specifically for women. Plus, the first 20 entrants will win a £10 Amazon voucher!

For more information about the competition and how to enter, please click here.
Video Library

Are you holding an event on 23 June that you are planning to film? Have you created any videos to promote INWED before the day for social media? Do you have any profile interviews of female engineers in your company on YouTube?

If the answer is "Yes" then why not send them for inclusion on the INWED17 website video Library? 

To see examples of the videos on the page, please click here.

To submit a video for inclusion on the page, please email Jemma at
We are grateful to our INWED17 Sponsors for their commitment to highlight the roles of women in engineering. Learn more about them on our website.
International Women in Engineering Day is co-ordinated by:
Women's Engineering Society
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