#INWED18 News: April
59 days to go until #INWED18
With less than two months to go until the big day, we welcome you to the fourth #INWED18 newsletter

We are delighted to announce that once again this year, we have been granted UNESCO Patronage for #INWED18! 
UNESCO is an organisation for peace and its duty remains to reaffirm the humanist missions of education, science and culture. As part of this UNESCO has an Engineering Initiative that was created to promote engineering education at secondary and tertiary levels and to highlight the roles and accomplishments of women and youth in the engineering field. In line with this they see the value in replicating this plan in a successful and global campaign such as INWED.  Their support is invaluable and we are grateful for their recognition of this international awareness campaign.

Since last month we have had an influx of interest to our website from over 118 countries! This year we want to surpass expectations and aim even higher, so please make sure to tell us about any events that you have planned by completing our event notification form Why not tell your friends, colleagues and contacts internationally about INWED, so that they too can celebrate the achievements of women in this industry?

Applications for  the  Top 50 Women in Engineering: Returners and Transferrers  close in just 6 days - make sure that you apply or nominate by 30 April.  We wish you all the very best of luck.

Sign up to our Twibbon campaign
We are thrilled to launch our social media Twibbon campaign for 2018. 
Download the filter and pro
mote #INWED18 on your Twitter and Facebook profiles to raise awareness to your networks.
Why not get your friends, family and colleagues to join in too, increasing the profile of women in engineering across the globe.

Here are some participants from previous INWED events learning about engineering and its career possibilities and celebrating the achievements of women in this field.

Get involved
  • Promote your activity on social media using the OFFICIAL hashtags: #INWED18 and #RaisingTheBar and tagging us @INWED1919 in your photos and posts and we will retweet!
  • Join our Twibbon campaign to raise awareness of #INWED18 to your friends and followers on social media and share it with your networks to increase INWED's international profile.
  • We have updated the #INWED18 Resource Pack with new information kindly provided by our sponsors. It is also filled with ideas, tips and materials to help you to plan your own event to celebrate women engineers. DOWNLOAD IT TODAY!
  • Take a look at our Media Kit to help you to promote your events and raise the profile of #INWED18 in your internal and external communications, including information for press and social media.

New International INWED Events
We are thrilled to note below our first two international events that have been registered with us:

The Women in Engineering and Technology Group from Duoala, Cameroon are organising a weekend long event on 23 and 24 June 2018 aimed at girls aged 12 to 21 and their parents. The event will be focusing on the importance for women to involve themselves in STEM to impact their community. For more information, follow Wentech on Facebook or contact Beatrice Sonfack .

La Mujer en la Ingenieria: Elevando el Listón conference  will take place on 22 June 2018 in Madrid for industry professionals. There will be three leading industry females talking about their working experiences, followed by a networking drinks reception. For more information and to register, email: info@vectio.es .

Take a look at our 2018 Events page to see our interactive map 
and details of all events that have been registered with us.
Please help us with #RaisingTheBar and encourage your friends, family, colleagues and networks globally to plan something to celebrate #INWED18! 

Do you have plans for #INWED18? 

INWED18 Sponsors
This month we are pleased to welcome Boeing, Colas, The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) and The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) as our newest official #INWED18  sponsors. We are grateful to all of our sponsors for their support and commitment to highlight and celebrate women in engineering.
Click here to read more about our 2018 sponsors.

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Our sponsors make a huge difference  to the impact of the day and allow us to have a much greater reach than we would have been able to achieve otherwise. If you think your organisation would be interested in supporting  INWED18 click here to find out the full benefits of becoming an INWED18 sponsor.
Coming up next month...
Keep an eye out for next month's newsletter when we will be launching the #INWED18 selfie cards and we will be highlighting some of the brilliant events that are planned to celebrate women in engineering around the world.
International Women in Engineering Day is co-ordinated by:
Women's Engineering Society
Michael Faraday House
Six Hills Way, Stevenage
Herts. SG1 2AY
Tel. 01438 765506
Charity number: 1008913.