In association with The Guardian newspaper the 2022 Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards celebrated the Inventors and Innovators who #ImagineTheFuture.

For 2023 our theme is Making Safety Visible.

Today, our charitable company continues to inspire and support diversity in engineering by:

We are celebrating women engineers who have created or improved a product or process and supported other women in engineering to do the same.

Essential Criteria – all nominees must satisfy these:

A woman, aged 18 or older

Based in the UK - nominees do not have to be UK citizens

Not a previous WE50 winner

Can demonstrate the creation or improvement of a product or process

Desirable Criteria:

Inventions and innovations to support sustainability and/or combat climate change will score well

Acting as an advocate for other women inventors and innovators

Acting as an advocate for other women in STEM

Working or studying in engineering industries and allied sectors, engineering education, or engineering research

Achieving beyond what would normally be expected for career stage - nominations welcome at all career stages

Entries that focus solely on engineering or solely on supporting women will not do as well as those that demonstrate both. Inventions and innovations do not have to have been made in the past year. We regret that we cannot include nominations for anyone based outside of the UK, even if they are UK citizens, with the exception of women serving the armed forces.

We hope to hold an in-person Awards Ceremony on the afternoon of the 23 June 2023, Covid permitting. Please note that evidence of vaccination or negative Covid test will be required before entry to the venue, if it is held in person.

Hints & tips on writing a great awards application

The Women's Engineering Society has an insightful guide compiled by our previous award judges on what makes a great winning entry.

Important WE50 dates

  • #WE50 Nominations open
  • 12 noon #WE50 nominations close
  • #WE50 winners notified
  • #WE50 winners announced!

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