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Women in Engineering Day

What is International Women in Engineering Day?

International Women in Engineering Day, has been created by Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and will celebrate its 9th year in 2022, this year’s theme is #ImagineTheFuture.

INWED is the biggest celebration of women engineers in the world. As the only platform of its kind, it plays a vital role in encouraging more young women and girls to take up exciting engineering careers.

What is engineering?

Engineering is the application of science and mathematics to solve problems. Engineers figure out how things work and find practical uses for scientific discoveries. They’re often very creative inventors and innovators in their own right, taking on challenges from tackling climate change to creating medical miracle cures to designing cities.

If you like figuring out how to make things work, engineering could be the career for you.

Women make up only 16.5% of engineers. That’s less than one in every 5!

Companies recognise that they need more women engineers to create brilliant inventions and they’re doing everything they can to encourage them.

Similarly, degree courses and apprenticeships are now very welcoming places for girls., so there's nothing to stop you!

Women in Engineering

16.5% Percentage of women working in engineering roles
13% Percentage of girls taking ICT as an A level subject
16% Percentage of women taking an engineering degree

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