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External societies and campaigns

Women's Engineering Society (WES)

The Women's Engineering Society is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development. Working in partnership, we campaign to encourage women to participate and achieve as engineers, scientists and as leaders.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE is an American Society which focuses on introducing young women to careers in engineering, demonstrating to employers and the public the critical role women engineers play in creative teams, and providing support to women engineers as they advance in their careers

National Women in Engineering Day (NWED)

WES set up NWED to focus attention on the great opportunities for women in engineering, at a time when it has never been more important to address the engineering skills shortage. NWED 2016 will be on 23 June 2016.

Women in Science, Technology & Engineering (WISE)

WISE aims to inspire girls and women to study and build careers using science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). WISE advises organisations on how to create environments where those women can do their best work and thrive.

IEEE Women in Engineering

IEEE Women in Engineering is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering

HeForShe is a solidarity campaign for gender equality initiated by UN Women. Its goal is to engage men and boys as agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights, by encouraging them to take action against inequalities faced by women and girls.

The Royal Society has launched a new campaign ‘Parent, Carer, Scientist’, which includes 40 stories from parents and carers working in research.  

Related articles

Articles about careers in engineering for women (Womanthology)

Why engineering should be a woman's game (BBC News article, 03.02.15)

The 3 things all female engineers really want you to know (Telegraph article, 23.06.15)

It's sexist to say that women and girls don't 'do' engineering (Telegraph article, 15.08.14)

Recruit women, urges engineers' first female leader (Guardian article, 20.09.15)

Forget 'damsels in distress': we need more female engineers (Observer article, 20.07.14)

Upcoming events

Diversity event with Dawn Bonfield, MBE.

May 23, 2017

Reception Room at Lucy Cavendish College

Career Paths in Engineering - The Road Less Travelled

May 30, 2017

LT6, Baker Building, Department of Engineering Main Site (Trumpington Street), CB2 1PZ

Upcoming events