National Women in Engineering Day
The University is marking National Women in Engineering Day with an event in The Manchester Museum this Thursday, 23rd June, from 13:00 to 16:00
The event will consist of two talks, delivered by Elaine Beason, Engineering Project Management Lead, Rolls Royce and Professor Cinzia Casiraghi, School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester.
There will also be a panel discussion, entitled "Where will Women Engineers be in 2025?” and a "MentorSET" with Robin Marks of the Women Engineers’ Society, as well as tea, cakes and the opportunity for networking
National Women in Engineering Day (#NWED2016) was set up in 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. The WES wanted to focus attention on the great opportunities for women in engineering, and by encouraging girls into engineering careers help to fill the substantial future job opportunities that have been predicted in this sector - as well as increasing diversity and inclusion.
The sub-theme for 2016 is #RaisingProfiles and to celebrate this, the WES is issuing a list of the Top 50 Women in Engineering, to be published in the Daily Telegraph on the day of the event
The event is being held in the Kanaris Theatre, The Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL. Register for the event here.
For more information, see: National Women in Engineering Day 2016 (PDF)
The Women’s Engineering Society is a charity which started in 1919 at the end of the First World War when the women who had worked in technical jobs during the war wanted to continue with this work. A change of law to ensure that the country reverted to a pre-war setting when the War finished meant that women were unable to - See more at: http://www.nwed.org.uk/about.html