This Sunday marked the sixth International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). Set up in 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary, this international awareness day raises the profile of women in engineering, celebrates their success and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry.
INWED is more than just one day and features hundreds of events, from talks, tours, open days and debates to competitions, networking events, site visits, videos and campaigns from all around the world.
The campaign seeks to foster a spirit of cooperation, collaboration and enthusiasm. It aims to celebrate the role of women in engineering, to highlight positive role models, and to inspire future and current generations to achieve their potential.
We’re delighted to share a series of great videos produced for INWED 2019 featuring Women in Transport member, Milda Pladaite from Hochtief UK, who is a civil engineer talking to our Patron and CEO of Crossrail, Mark Wild.
In these short videos, Milda and Mark discuss how infrastructure benefits society, what different generations of engineers can learn from each other and how we can promote inclusive workplaces.
Tomorrow, the Women in Transport team will be getting into the spirit of collaboration by taking on the Big Diversity Challenge in Transport and Logistics in Newark.
On Thursday, we will be marking INWED by hearing from three women working in transport discussing their work incorporating inclusive design in transport projects.
WES also celebrated its centenary on 23 June, marking an incredible 100 years supporting women working in engineering and promoting engineering as a career choice for everyone. Follow the campaign @INWED1919