July 2020
Women's Engineering Society eNewsletter
Welcome to the July edition of the WES newsletter. 
In this month's newsletter we have the latest on all that is happening with WES this month. 
We'll also bring you updates from other organisations, upcoming events, job vacancies and all other news. 

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WESUpdatesWES Update and Events
INWED20 Impact

INWED20 is now officially over for another year, however we still want to hear from you with any photos from your celebrations and what you did to celebrate it. We know that the campaign made a huge global impact and its reach grows year on year. What we'd really like to capture now are the stories of those who celebrate INWED, how you celebrate it and why. If you have a story you would like to share with us, please do get in contact with  inwed@wes.org.uk .
We're currently compiling the INWED20 impact report so please sign up to the INWED newsletter here if you'd like to know the full impact the day had.
Sponsorship is now open for INWED21 and any enquiries should be directed to Partnerships@wes.org.uk.
WES Climate Emergency Group

Why join the Climate Emergency Group? Because together we can influence our employers and colleagues to set us on the path to a more sustainable, low carbon future.  WES has a unique role to play given the multi-disciplinary nature of its members.

The Climate Change Act 2008 demands that greenhouse gases from the built environment be reduced by 80% compared to 1990 levels. The Paris agreement in 2015 saw 115 countries sign up to a limit of 2°C increase in global air temperature, aiming for 1.5° C if possible. Globally we are already over 1°C and if all the countries' plans are put into effect now we would only achieve 3.2°C and our current trajectory is 3.5°C.

We must take action now to flatten the curve to reduce the catastrophic impact of climate change.
To find out more please contact Sally Sudworth on sally.sudworth@btinternet.com.
WES Partner Webinars

Your D&I Strategy - Chaired by Benita Mehra, immediate past president of WES.

In this webinar we hear D&I plans from two different organisations. Come join the conversation in this knowledge sharing session.

The speakers will include Polly Williams, the Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the Royal Academy of Engineering and  Lara Nicoll, Diversity and Inclusion Manager for Ford of Britain. 
As a Partner you should have already received your invite, if you would like to register for the webinar and have not yet received your invite please contact  partners@wes.org.uk

If you are a Partner and want to share your initiatives with the WES network, please contact partners@wes.org.uk. Is your organisation doing amazing work but not yet a WES Partner? Get in touch and we can talk about the packages available partners@wes.org.uk or call Beatrice Pryor (Partnerships Manager) on: 07742 933238.
WES Centenary News

Verena Holmes Diaries
We are still looking for volunteers to help transcribe the digitised versions of Verena's diaries before the end of the Centenary Trail Project. The diaries are from 1945-7 and 1957-58. If you have some spare time available and would like a special glimpse into Verena's life, please contact Helen.Close@Wes.org.uk
Picture copyright of WES, Verena Holmes Collection

WES Early Careers Board 

Lottie Tour update 

The Covid-19 situation has led to a reduction in volunteer numbers for Lottie Tour this year. We are still keen to encourage as many volunteers as possible to sign up and take photos with Lottie (even if just to show off their working from home setup). If you are interested in taking part in this year's Lottie Tour please contact the ECB at ecb@wes.org.uk.
WES and Covid-19 

WES is continuing to operate during lockdown and has moved its events online.  WES Members all over the country are able to join the excellent technical webinars run by the London Cluster and the Scottish Cluster, with other Clusters hosting virtual gatherings too.  

View the schedule for the technical webinars, find out about other events run by WES Clusters and how being part of WES can help you during the COVID-19 crisis click here.
JobsWES Jobs

(deadline dates given below)
TiredTired Engineer in Training
Tired Engineer in Training, Eleanor Yong, shares the drawings that she started to help break up the monotony of studying/revising.

Eleanor Yong Procrastination 
Eleanor Yong Moana
Events Other News 
WES Partner News
19 - 21 August 

SEO London is proud to be partnering with WES Partner Royal Academy of Engineering to increase diversity and inclusion across the engineering profession. The Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme (GEEP) serves to create an inclusive profession that inspires, attracts and retains people from diverse backgrounds.
The three day virtual GEEP programme is designed to enhance attendees' employability skills and give them the opportunity to speed network with representatives from giant industry players including  Amey, BuroHappold, Rolls Royce, Siemens, Network Rail, WSP and a whole host of other world-class engineering firms.
Undergraduates as well as recent graduates from a discipline related to engineering are strongly encouraged to apply here.

The #1 business event for women in the UK!

WES is pleased to be partnering with Women in Business Expo 2020. A two-day event designed for all women at any stage of their career or business journey.

Women in Business Expo offers visitors the opportunity and tools...
  • to find an employer that encourages female leadership
  • to support an existing business
  • to launch a new business or franchise
  • to discover opportunities when returning to work after a career break e.g. from being furloughed
Register your interest for 14-15 October 2020 here.
Events Upcoming Events
The WES website events listing includes events from across the country of interest to women engineers.  View it here.
Partner WES Partners

We would like to thank all our Partners for their continuing support of WES. To see the list of partners that support WES please visit the website 

To discuss WES partnerships please contact: partners@wes.org.uk
Have you read the WES Journal - The Woman Engineer?
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