Every year the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) celebrates the amazing achievements of female engineers and the vast career opportunities available to girls within the profession on Women in Engineering Day, which up until now, has always been UK-focused. This year, the event is going international to increase its reach and further raise the profile of the opportunities available to women in engineering.

As corporate partners of WES, Matchtech fully supports the aims of WES and actively supports campaigns like International Women in Engineering Day. Grahame Carter, Managing Director of Matchtech, comments on WES’ new international campaign plans:

“With the huge success of WES’ previous campaigns, it’s great to hear that they’re broadening their reach into international audiences. Whilst gender diversity figures within the engineering profession vary between global regions, a clear pattern still emerges that engineering is a male-dominated industry. Diversity is increasingly on the agenda of many employers within the industry and campaigns like International Women in Engineering Day really help to keep the momentum going.”

The previously national campaign had achieved impressive results in the past, winning awards,  reaching more than 1 million people on social media and securing coverage in over 150 national and local newspapers in the UK and internationally.

In support of this year’s International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June 2017, Matchtech will be promoting the activities taking place and sharing how you can get involved.

Vote for the Top 50 Women in Engineering award

Once more, WES will partner with The Daily Telegraph to announce the Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35. Nominations are open now until 12 May 2017.

Grahame continues:

“I would encourage anyone working in the industry to submit their nominations for the Top 50 Women in Engineering awards to help your colleagues and peers get the recognition they deserve.”

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