Women's Engineering Society (WES)

"The Women's Engineering Society is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development."  WES

What does WES do and how can I get involved? 

WES has a number of initiatives to support and inspire women to achieve as engineers, scientists and as leaders. Some highlights are: 


  •  International Women in Engineering Day (INWED)                                                                                                               

Running a number of activities to celebrate the amazing work that women engineers around the world.  


  • Top 50 Women in Engineering #WE50 

A UK event linked to International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), in which the achievements of the top 50 women in engineering in a particular area, which changes every year, are celebrated through this recognised award. 

Go ahead and nominate your female colleagues! You can also self-nominate for this award. If you would like MFI to review your nomination, please send us your nomination via email. 


Allowing you to borrow a Lottie Doll for a week to capture the interest of a younger engineering audience by showing current engineers 'touring' with Lottie Dolls.  

If you do decide to borrow a Lottie Doll, let us know and we can help you share your experience further. 


A two-day residential conference aimed primarily at female engineering and allied undergraduates aged 18 and over. This event brings together students, academics and early-mid career engineers and colleagues from supporting industry to explore pathways to technical leadership. 

Apply here for support to attend the conference.


A one- or two-day live or virtual meeting place and knowledge-sharing opportunity for WES Members and professionals from engineering and allied professions, and takes place in spring each year. 


WES runs a number of online events such as webinars on specific technical topics, but also on topics related to career development, improving diversity in the workplace, stories from engineering professionals and much more.