Womens Engineering Society: Inspiring women as engineers, scientists and technical leaders

Current and upcoming WES events

Current and upcoming WES events

Wednesday 8th February - Sunday 3rd September 2017

Robots at the Science Museum

Discover the remarkable 500- year story of humanoid robots.

Opening in February 2017, our next blockbuster exhibition will explore the 500-year story of humanoid robots and the artistic and scientific quest to understand what it means to be human.

For more information and to book tickets visit the website here.

Thursday 23rd February - Sunday 25th June 2017

Electricity: The Spark of Life Exhibition

The story of electricity is the story of life itself. Within every object on earth is hidden either a positive or negative electric charge - from the structure of the atom to the functioning of our brains, the natural power of electricity is all around and one of the most potent symbols of the modern world.

This exhibit will cover the use of electricity in the home, and demonstrate how this freed up women to enter the work place.  Former WES President Caroline Haslett was a pioneer in this area.

This exhibit takes place at the Welcome Collection
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK

For more information, check out the website: https://wellcomecollection.org/electricity

Thursday 30th March 2017

Promoting Women in STEM

According to recent findings from The WISE campaign, women made up only 21% of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) workforce and represented only 8% of engineering professionals in the UK in 2016.

This shortage not only affects economic growth, it also contributes to gender pay gaps with less women working in high paying STEM roles. With this in mind, Inside Government will be holding ‘Promoting Women in Stem’, an interactive strategy discussion at the Hallam Conference Centre on Thursday 30th March 2017.

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss successful initiatives and learn from best practice case studies that have been successful in widening the pool of talent and helping to maximise the contribution of women to STEM.

Speakers on the day include:

Benita Mehra, President, Women’s Engineering Society

Increasing Women in STEM Through Engagement and Outreach Work

* Winning the WISE Campaign Award 2015 for its launch of National Women in Engineering Day to highlight the work of women in industry

* Encouraging and promoting the education, study and application of engineering through the annual WES Student Conference, the Magnificent Women Outreach Project and supporting the creation of WES affiliated student groups at university

* Highlighting the importance of outreach work in communities to increase representation of women in STEM

* Raising awareness about careers in STEM for women from under-represented backgrounds through outreach work with schools

* Supporting women to achieve their potential as engineers, applied scientists and leaders through MentorSet; a mentoring programme open to WES members and partner organisations

WES members get 20% off.  Please email Cath at info@wes.org.uk for more details.

For more information click here: http://www.insidegovernment.co.uk/women-in-stem-2017/?agenda=view

Friday 31st March - Saturday 1st April 2017

National Engineering and Construction Recruitment (NECR) Exhibition

Whether you are an experienced engineering or construction professional looking for your next step up the career ladder, or a recent graduate looking to kick-start your career within the industry The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition offers a vast array of interesting job opportunities.  WES Prize winner Bethan Murray will be speaking on the Friday.  More information

Saturday 8th April 2017

Gin Networking Event, Women's Energy Network, Great Yarmouth

Women's Energy Network has set up a networking event to encourage men to get involved and support Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in the Energy Sector

You are invited to join them for a Gin n Tonic or 2... for after work drinks and networking.  You don't have to be female and you don't have to work in energy to attend. More information.

Friday 12th May 2017

WES Annual Conference

This year the WES annual conference will be taking  place on Friday 12th May at the UCL, London.

Further details to follow.

Friday 23rd June 2017

International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day has developed from a national, into an International awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. It takes place annually on 23 June. It's your day so get involved. In 2017 we will be celebrating INWED for the fourth year - and the first year that it has become truly international.

The sub-theme for 2017 will be released soon.

A list of Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35 will be published in the Daily Telegraph on 23 June 2017. - See more here

Our supporters