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Past Events

Past Events

Thursday 13th July 2017

FISITA PLUS: Exploring the future of mobility engineering

A one-day conference for mobility technologists and professionals

In 2017 FISITA will open its doors to a new audience with the launch of ‘FISITA PLUS’, created to support this engineering generation’s development of safe, sustainable and affordable mobility. Registration for this exclusive event is now open.

The conference will be split into three sections and speakers will present under three headings: The Mobility Future; Artificial Intelligence and Mobility Technology and Propulsion of the Future. The day will commence with a video welcome from FISITA President, Dan Nicholson, VP Global Propulsion Systems at General Motors, live from GM’s Pontiac Engineering Center in Michigan.

The Leadership Interview hosted by Paul Mascarenas will be the centre-piece of the conference, featuring Ford’s former CTO and current independent director, business advisor and technology executive, in discussion with Jon Lauckner, Chief Technology Officer and VP of R&D at General Motors.

The day’s technology focus will culminate with a headline speech by a leading international figure from one of the world’s most recognised and aspirational brands, which will be announced soon.

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

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Feeling Phoney? An introduction to dealing with the impostor phenomenon. Cambridge

There are few experiences more draining than feeling like a phoney.

The notion of being less competent than you should be or believing your success to be a bit of a mistake can be stressful.The sense that at some point you're going to be found out as an impostor can be crippling to achievement and may cause anxiety and overwork.

  • "I'm really not good enough to be doing this job."
  • "When are they going to find out I'm not as competent as they think I am?"
  • "How did I get here? I'm really not qualified."

It's called the impostor phenomenon and it's common: especially among women. While the impact of the impostor phenomenon is felt by the individual, the issue is a societal one.

Tickets cost £15-£20.  Further information.

 

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Feeling Phoney? An introduction to dealing with the imposter phenomenon, London

There are few experiences more draining than feeling like a phoney.

The notion of being less competent than you should be or believing your success to be a bit of a mistake can be stressful.The sense that at some point you're going to be found out as an impostor can be crippling to achievement and may cause anxiety and overwork.

  • "I'm really not good enough to be doing this job."
  • "When are they going to find out I'm not as competent as they think I am?"
  • "How did I get here? I'm really not qualified."

It's called the impostor phenomenon and it's common: especially among women. While the impact of the impostor phenomenon is felt by the individual, the issue is a societal one.

Tickets cost £34-£39. Further information

 

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

Friday 23rd June 2017

#9PercentIsNotEnough Conference and Workshops

Overcoming barriers to inspire, attract, recruit and retain more women in engineering and technology

23 June 2017

IET Birmingham: Austin Court, UK

The #9PercentIsNotEnough Conference and Workshops event will provide a platform to disseminate their best practice through 9 practical workshops, panel discussions and case studies. There will also be plenty of networking time during the day and into the evening drinks reception.

- See more here

Thursday 1st January 1970

WSIS Forum 2017, Geneva

INWE-Europe

INWES invites you to our session:

Women Engineers & Scientists in the Digital Economy and Industry 4.0 

4:30pm-6:15pm, June 15 2017

Room L2, ITU Montbrillant

 

Supported by our members and partners

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Monday 12th - Wednesday 14th June 2017

Advances in Process Automation and Control 2017, Birmingham

The IChemE is holding a conference titled Advances in Process Automation and Control 2017.

For futher information or to register

Friday 9th - Saturday 10th June 2017

INWES-Europe – Next Board meeting and Colloquium

Montpelier, France 

As many WES members will be aware, WES is a founder member of INWES (www.inwes.org ) and the regional network, INWES-Europe.

WES members who are interested in INWES-Europe are encouraged to express an interest in attending as observers the next INWES-Europe Executive Board meeting on the 9 June 2017, at at EPF Ecoles d’Ingénieurs (http://epf.fr/en) followed by a tour of EPF and dinner. On 10 June, a European colloquium “Coaching and women entrepreneurship: what’s new!? ” open to all members will be held, followed by local visits and networking. Sarah Peers, WES Vice President and INWES-Europe Comms Chair will be talking about the value of mentoring and coaching and WES activity in this area. To find out more, email europe@inwes.net

Friday 12th May 2017

WES Annual Conference

The WES Annual Conference, Get connected: Empowering women and enriching careers will take place at University College London (UCL) from 9:30am - 5pm on Friday 12 May, 2017.

Further information

Thursday 11th May 2017

WES London Cluster Event: Bridging the Gap: Effective Communication & Career Progression

As a warm-up session to the WES Conference, the WES London Cluster invites you to an evening of networking and advice to help inform on how we can contribute bridging the gap in career progression. 

More details and registration

For further information please contact the London Cluster at weslondoncluster@gmail.com

 

Thursday 4th May 2017

BS 76005 launch event - diversity and Inclusion, Manchester

Diversity and inclusion have become key management topics now that the opportunities arising from for a diverse and inclusive workforce are recognised.

To help organizations embed these attributes, the BSI has developed a new British standard that aims to maximize the contribution of human capital.

BS 76005:2017 Valuing people through diversity and inclusion – Code of practice provides both a framework for valuing people (it is based on the framework for valuing people BS 76000), and recommendations for influencing, engaging and aligning diversity and inclusion expectations. 

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 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

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

Wednesday 29th March 2017

WES and Space Conference, Loughborough University

The WES and Space Conference will feature a keynote speech by Prof. Martin Barstow, Past President, Royal Astronomical Society and a talk by Betty Bonnardel-Azzarelli of AB5 Consulting.

More information

Monday 27th March 2017

View from the Top: Engineering the Futuree

Don’t miss your chance to hear from Warren East CBE FREng, Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce, who will deliver our forthcoming View from the top lecture entitled ‘Engineering the Future’

He will share the knowledge he has gained while working as a CEO for two different companies and his experience as an entrepreneur, moving from managing ARM to Rolls-Royce, as well as his involvement as a Fellow of the Academy.

For further information, please click the link below to view.

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Tickets cost £18.00 including VAT.

Venue
Royal Academy of Engineering
Prince Philip House
3 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5DG

For more information please contact the Events Team
Email: events@raeng.org.uk
Phone: 020 7766 0665 

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Why are there so few engineers in parliament and public life - and does it really matter? Leeds University

Now while Xi Jinping (President of China) and Juha Sipilä (Prime Minister of Finland) are both engineers, the UK Parliament appears to be dominated by lawyers, journalists, consultants and bankers. Few have any scientific qualifications and Chi is possibly the only chartered engineer out of 650 MPs.

Honorary WES member and Chartered Engineer Chi Onwurah MP will discuss this important topic.  More information

Monday 13th March 2017

Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture - How to Build a Scientist

Louborough University
Lecture Theatre WPT.0.02
West Park Teaching Hub

Dr Emily Grossman speaks about her life as a scientist, actress and science broadcaster - she shares her experiences as a women in science and explores the value of emotions in science. Emily also discusses exciting advances in the filed onf stem cells and regenerative medicine, and asks whether one day we'll be able to rebuild a human.

To book you place visit:
www.lboro.ac.uk/events

Monday 6th March 2017

Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

Your opportunity to meet companies offering apprenticeships view or apply for 100s of live apprenticeships vacancies on the night.

For further information

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

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