News Category: Opinion Piece

Statement On The Death Of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Women’s Engineering Society is extremely saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty the Queen and extends their deepest condolences to all members of the Royal Family. Queen Elizabeth II was a remarkable woman who has tirelessly led this country for over 70 years inspiring many generations of women along the way. From

The 2022 Top 50 Women in Engineering: Inventors and Innovators (WE50)

In association with The Guardian newspaper and Ball Corporation. The 2022 Top 50 Women in Engineering: Inventors and Innovators winners are listed below (in alphabetical order): Hannah Abend, Chief Operating Officer, Wood Thilsted Dr Tosin Adedipe-Elusakin, Technical Project Coordinator, Cranfield University Ruth Amos, Inventor, Stairsteady/ Kids Invent Stuff Mercedes Ascaso Til, Principal Engineer, DLT Engineering

International Women’s Day

Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can break the bias in our communities. We can break the bias

The WES Time Capsule

Background Did you know that one of the Tideway tunnelling machines used in London is named after Rachel Parsons who is one of the founding members and first president of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES)? During the WES centenary year, which started in June 2019, I was asked to deliver a talk to the Tideway

Celebrating success at the Caroline Haslett Lecture and Awards 2021

The Women’s Engineering Society was honoured to have Dame Jo Da Silva, Global Director of Sustainable Development at Arup, give this year’s Caroline Haslett Lecture. One of the 2021 WES Top 50 Women in Engineering, Dame Jo gave a fascinating insight into her experiences in disaster relief work and highlighted the essential role that engineering