#INWED18 News: March
108 days to go until #INWED18
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 the Top 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.

Kindest regards, 

Kirsten Bodley
Chief Executive, Women's Engineering Society
Here are some participants from previous years raising the profile of women in engineering. How will you celebrate #INWED18?
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-Jarvis or 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 c areers 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.
Are you planning an event? 
Tell us about it by completing our 
Event Notification Form

Get involved
  • 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 wom en engineers.  
INWED18 Sponsors
We are delighted to welcome OPITO and Wiley to our list of sponsors of #INWED18.  We are grateful for their support and commitment to highlight the roles of women in engineering. Click here to read more about our 2018 sponsors.

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Cranfield University Logo
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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 our Thunderclap campaign for 23 June when we hope to be the number 1 most trending hashtag #INWED18
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.