Top 50 Women in Engineering List
The Top 50 Women in Engineering List (WE50) is open to all women in Britain who work in the engineering sector, and is being run in partnership with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), key employers and associated organisations.
In the UK, engineering has an image problem. In Europe’s league table of women participating in engineering, Britain comes rock bottom. Just 9pc of our engineers are women, and while much is being done to address this imbalance there is much more to do.
Projections suggest that the UK will be short of thousands of qualified engineers in the next
decade. Without harnessing the talents available from both genders, there is little hope of filling all of the roles that are needed by industry.
The WE50 list will be judged and chosen by industry experts from WES, and is sponsored by industry heavyweights including BAE Systems, Scottish Power, Jaguar Land Rover and Mars Petcare, as well as skills and training experts Semta and the Prospect union. All of these organisations are keen to see the gender landscape of engineering change over the coming years.
Anyone can nominate women working in engineering at any level, no matter what their experience; that could be a friend, a colleague or yourself.
The hope is that these nominations will inspire the next generation of engineers by helping celebrate those currently excelling in the industry.
You can be part of that process: make your nomination at http://tgr.ph/we50 by midnight on Monday 23 May.
Dawn Bonfield CEng, FICE, FIMMM, FWES
Women’s Engineering Society (WES)
Michael Faraday House
Six Hills Way, Stevenage
Herts, SG1 2AY
Tel: 01438 211403 (WES Office Dawn)
Tel: 01438 765506 (WES Office answerphone)
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