National Women in Engineering Day was launched for the first time in the UK on 23 June 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES)to celebrate its 95th anniversary. Since that launch in 2014 the day has grown enormously over the subsequent years to the point where it received UNESCO patronage in 2016.
In 2017, National Women in Engineering Day became international for the first time due to the interest and enthusiasm developed by the international audience and participants in the previous years. International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) was born to allow the celebration of women in engineering to become global.
International Women in Engineering Day 2018
International Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. It celebrates the outstanding achievements of women engineers throughout the world.
Once again in 2018 we are under UNESCO patronage.
The INWED theme of 2018 is 'Raising The Bar'. Get involved by using #INWED18 #RaisingTheBar. Find more information about the International Women in Engeneering Day here.
INWED at CERN - Coding has no gender
Taking part in the largest scientific experiment in the world, CERN needs more than physicists and engineers - if you’re a student, a graduate, just starting your career or an experienced professional, whatever your field of expertise, CERN could be your next opportunity: Take part! Read more about CERN here.
For this day, female physicists, engineers and computer scientists from CERN and Fermilab shared their experiences of building a career in science:
“Nothing beats the rush you get when something that you designed works for the first time.” - Evangelia Gousiou
“I would recommend this job because it challenges you. It pushes you to be on top of your game. You have to improve your analytical skills; you have to react fast; you have to communicate better.” – Jeny Teheran
“You can work all over the world, because programming is the same everywhere. If you value freedom and flexibility then programming is something for you – it’s really something that anyone can pursue if they want to.” - Sima Baymani
“Coding reminded me of being a kid playing with a challenging problem. It felt so rewarding when I found the solution.” - Sofia Vallecorsa