Who We Are

The Women's Engineering Society (WES) is a charity and limited company, founded in 1919 to support women in engineering.

Our Vision

An engineering industry that employs the diversity of the society it serves, to solve the biggest societal issues of our time.

Our Mission

To support women in engineering to fulfil their potential and support the engineering industry to be inclusive.

Our Values

Every employee and volunteer is a custodian of our history, and a contributor to our future. We’re collaborative, empowered, and inclusive.

Our Focus Areas

  • Supporting women in engineering at every stage of their career with skills and career development through webinars, collaboration with professional bodies, partner programmes, and mentoring and job opportunities
  • Supporting businesses and institutions to attract and retain women in engineering by providing access to a network of talent for recruitment and raising business profiles through equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) collaboration
  • Shaping the engineering gender diversity debate in industry and with government via the Woman Engineer Journal, collaborating in EDI in engineering research, and shaping campaigns to build an inclusive and diverse engineering community

Our Work

Everything we do is focused on our Members and on advancing our vision and mission.

As well as a monthly e-newsletter and quarterly journal (The Woman Engineer), we founded International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). Held on 23 June each year, this international awareness campaign raises the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities in this exciting industry.

Discover WES In Action

We have a wide range of events, awards, campaigns, projects, programmes and activities that support and encourage women engineers at all stages of their careers.