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

About WES - who we are

About WES - who we are

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 support and inspire women to achieve as engineers, scientists and as leaders; we encourage the education of engineering; and we support companies with gender diversity and inclusion.

Our Vision
Our vision is a nation in which women are as likely as men to choose to study and work in engineering, and one in which there are enough engineers to meet a growing demand

Our Mission

Inspiring and supporting girls and women to achieve their potential as engineers, applied scientists and technical leaders. To work collaboratively to assist educators, employers and influencers in creating a diverse engineering community.

WES has three primary aims:

  1. Women: Support women to achieve their potential as engineers, applied scientists and leaders and to reward excellence.
  2. Education: Encourage and promote the education, study and application of engineering.
  3. Sustainability: Work with organisations and influencers to promote gender diversity and equality in the workplace and sustain the historic legacy and future effectiveness of the Women’s Engineering Society.

Strategy and Business Plan
To see how we fulfil these aims please ready our Business Plan and Strategy document HERE.

We are a Charity and a Limited Company, and are governed by a Council and Executive Board according to our Memorandum of Articles. We have individual and Company Members and produce a quarterly printed journal, The Woman Engineer, as well as a monthly e-newsletter.

WES started life after World War I in 1919 when the pioneering women who worked in engineering and technical roles during the War campaigned to retain these roles when the war ended. We are a continually evolving organisation and our plans are described in our Business Plan (PDF).

At the bottom of this page is a list of recent publications and advertising material created by WES for use at science fairs, expos, school careers fairs etc. Please contact the WES office (info@wes.org.uk) if you would like us to send you any of this material for promotional use.

WES Archives

We have a vast amount of archived material held at the IET Savoy Place Archive in London. A list of what is available in the archive can be found HERE. The online catalogue can be found HERE and to see descriptions of the WES collection, simply type UK0108 NAEST 092 into the search field.

If you would like to leave archived material to WES please find the WES Archive Deposit Form here.

What WES does.pdf673.91 KB
The Story of WES.pdf1.05 MB
Introducing WES.pdf641.9 KB
Join a unique society.pdf659.2 KB
WES: Inspiring and Supporting Women in Science.pdf708.62 KB
My Sparkling Career.pdf776.75 KB
My Sparkling Career Biography 1 - Isobel Byrne Hill.pdf605.07 KB
My Sparkling Career Biography 2 - Katherine Lomas.pdf651.19 KB
My Sparkling Career Biography 3 - Isobel Pollock.pdf666.58 KB
My Sparkling Career Biography 4 - Morwenna Wilson.pdf599.19 KB
My Sparkling Career Biography 5 - Hayley Gryc.pdf569.33 KB
The Karen Burt Memorial Award.pdf678.47 KB
Cupcake Poster for Schools.pdf2.8 MB
Postive Discrimination 2014.pdf1.14 MB
Women's Engineering Society Story 2014.pdf1.13 MB
Inspirational Women 2014.pdf802.39 KB
WES logo.jpg93.76 KB
NWED logo 2015 LOGO.jpg253.14 KB

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