International Women in Engineering Day (#INWED22) takes place annually on 23rd June. The event, which is now in its 9th year, is once again run by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). WES have turned INWED into a truly international awareness campaign, raising the profile of women in engineering, and focusing attention on the amazing career opportunities available to women and girls in engineering industries.
The theme of this year's event is ‘Inventors & Innovators’, which celebrates the amazing work that women engineers around the world are doing to support lives and livelihoods every day. With figures from June 2021 showing that 16.5% of engineers are women, INWED gives women engineers around the world a profile when they are still hugely under-represented in their professions. As the only platform of its kind, it plays a vital role in encouraging more young women and girls to take up engineering careers.
Central to the day is the WES webinar, which will profile the best, brightest and bravest women in engineering, the inventors and innovators, who dare to be part of the solution and are helping to build towards a brighter future. The free webinar will be taking place on 23rd June at 12pm. It is open to all. Please register for your attendance here.
Tim Sainty, Membership Director of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) said, “The plumbing and heating industry still has a lack of female engineers, despite the opportunities the industry offers. The CIPHE promotes the sector as a viable career path for all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race or religion. We have long supported female engineers and the value they bring to the industry.”
“The CIPHE has without doubt benefited from the influence of former President, Tracey Richardson, both in her presidential year and in her role on the Board of Trustees. In addition, Building Services Engineer Sylvia Liu, is the first female Chair of the CIPHE’s Hong Kong Branch. Women are very much in demand in the plumbing and heating industry, and we hope events such as International Women in Engineering Day will inspire the next generation of engineers.”
To get involved in this year’s event use the hashtags #INWED22, #inventorsandinnovators and #imaginethefuture on social media. You can visit the International Women in Engineering Day website to download resources, view local and international events, or find out more at http://www.inwed.org.uk/