Welcome to the third
#INWED18 newsletter with just over 3 months to go until the day itself on 23 June.
To date we have had a fantastic response to this, our fifth International Women in Engineering Day, from sponsors, companies, individuals - both women and men and many other organisations. These include enquiries from across the globe, all wishing to be involved in #RaisingTheBar, our theme for 2018. It is wonderful to hear how so many of you are planning to celebrate women in engineering and to raise awareness of the wealth of meaningful and inspiring careers across the sectors. We need to make a step change which we will continue to build on through the WES Centenary in 2019 and beyond. This chimes brilliantly with #PressforProgress, the theme for International Women's Day (IWD) which takes place tomorrow, on 8 March, to promote thinking, acting and being gender inclusive.
I am also delighted to announce that WES is working with the Telegraph again to identify theTop 50 Women in Engineering: Returners and Transferrers. Applications will open tomorrow (8 March 2018). Details about the criteria and how to apply (including self-nominations) can all be found here. We wish you all the very best of luck.
Please join us in spreading the word through your networks, companies and organisations including social media. For more information, see the INWED website.
Chief Executive, Women's Engineering Society
Here are some participants from previous years raising the profile of women in engineering. How will you celebrate
This month Jaguar Land Rover registered their Women in Engineering Open Day event with us that they are holding on 21 June to celebrate #INWED18. If you would like the opportunity to work with senior female staff from within the business to explore the roles and career paths available, contact Claire Scott-Jarvisor call 01902 315257/254.
Are you interested in finding a job in engineering? Why not attend the The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition in Birmingham. You will have the opportunity to access free careers advice, interview help and the chance to join the Women In Engineering Forum.To register for this event, click here.
Take a look at our 2018 Events page to see our interactive map and details of all events that have been registered with us.
Have your pupils enter our 'Draw an Engineer' competition. Aimed at children aged 5 -11 in key stages 1 and 2, it can be a great way to get your school involved. The winning pictures chosen by our panel of judges will receive a prize - more to follow about this in the coming months...
Take a look at our Media Kit to help you to promote your events and raise the profile of #INWED18.
Get involved in the conversation and follow us on Twitter and use #INWED18 and #RaisingTheBar to share your thoughts, ideas and pictures with us.
In need of some help and ideas? The #INWED18 Resource Pack is filled with ideas, tips and materials to help you to plan your own event to celebrate women engineers.