WES Awards

Amy Johnson Inspirational Award

Honours an individual who has made a truly remarkable achievement in furthering the diversity agenda within engineering and applied sciences


Men as Allies Award

Seeks to celebrate a male engineer, or professional male working within the engineering, technical and applied sciences sectors, who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to support his female colleagues, and address the gender imbalance within engineering and applied sciences in general.


WE50 Awards

The Top 50 Women in Engineering in 2021 celebrated the Engineering Heroes: the best, brightest and bravest women in engineering, who recognise a problem, then dare to be part of the solution; who undertake everyday ‘heroics’ as much as emergency ones.


Karen Burt Memorial Award

The Karen Burt Memorial Award is for the best newly qualified chartered engineer.


The WES Prize

The Women’s Engineering Society Prize is awarded to a young female engineer who is able to engage and inspire young people’s involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and is awarded at the Young Woman Engineer Awards in London organised by the IET.


The 2022 winner was Eneni Bambara-Abban (29) Eleni is a Robotics Engineer and the founder of two organisations, the Techover Foundation and Anime and Chill. The Techover Foundation is an international NGO that focuses on encouraging, educating and supporting individuals from underserved communities into technology. Anime and Chill is a safe and inclusive community of people interested in anime and/or gaming to come together and network irrespective of gender, sexual orientation or race.



WES Awards rewarding Members who have gone above and beyond.

The Isabel Hardwich Medal is presented to WES members who have made an outstanding contribution above the call of duty to the Society over a sustained period.

The Gillian Skinner Award recognises "behind the scenes" contributions to WES by volunteers.

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