Taking place annually on 23rd June, International Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness campaign started by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to young women in this exciting industry. It celebrates the outstanding achievements of women engineers throughout the world.
Global awareness is vital to help advance gender balance in the engineering industry. Despite progress, the World Economic Forum reported that global female enrolment onto engineering, manufacturing and construction courses in 2020 was no more than 8% worldwide. Figures as of June 2021 show that 16.5% of engineers are women. INWED gives women engineers around the world a profile when they are still hugely under-represented in their professions. As the only platform of its kind, it plays a vital role in encouraging more women of all ages to take up engineering careers.
This year, we will be celebrating INWED22 by highlighting some of the many talented female Penspen employees across the globe, the ones who dare to be part of the solution and are helping to build towards a brighter future.