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International Women in Engineering Day


Now in its fourth year and an international event, find out how your school can get involved and support International Women in Engineering Day on the 23rd June 2017.

International Women in Engineering Day was set up in celebration of the Women’s Engineering Society’s (WES) 95th Anniversary.  There is a very evident gender imbalance in engineering and the WES want to use this day to highlight the great career opportunities for women in this field.  This is a great opportunity for you to support this by setting up your own events in school.

Now an international event, last year's national event saw:

  • 550 events held in honour of the day
  • 350 events in schools in the UK
  • 1500 downloads of their resource pack
  • Over 1 million people reached on social media via a Thunderclap campaign on Twitter
  • The event was covered by BCC and Sky News as well as a number of radio shows.

If your school wants to get involved there are plenty of things you can do, here are a few ideas:

  • Download the resource pack from the International Women in Engineering Day website
  • Invite a female engineer to come into school
  • Visit a local engineering company
  • Host a debate   

For more information and ideas on how you can get involved visit their website.

Did you know that our I’m in Charge campaign to encourage school children to consider a career in teaching has now closed?  See the highlights of our campaign here

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