Continuing to provide female engineers with a voice which is heard around the world, International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) takes place today (23 June).
With just 16.5% of engineers women, the annual INWED event provides female engineers with an opportunity to shine in an industry where they are underrepresented. The event plays a pivotal role in showcasing talent, as well as encouraging and inspiring the next generation of female engineers.
Since its inception, INWED has grown its reach to give women engineers around the world a unique platform through which to share their collective voice.
The theme for this year explores the “inventors and innovators”, profiling the best, brightest and bravest women in engineering who are helping to find solutions to build a brighter future for all.
As in previous years, this is also the day that the Top 50 Women in Engineering are revealed. Now in its seventh incarnation, the award celebrates women who have made a difference. ACE member firms are represented in the Top 50 list. A huge congratulations to:
- Divya Bhanderi – senior engineer at Arup.
- Tina Irvine – engineer at Arup.
- Jennifer Glover – graduate acoustic consultant at AECOM.
- Guneet Kaur Kohli – engineer at Arup.
- Sarah Teliani – project manager at Arup.
Claire Clifford, director of people, culture and skills at ACE said: “On behalf of ACE, I’d like to pass on our huge congratulations to all the winners of the Top 50 Women in Engineering Award, particularly those working for ACE members.”
“The awards are not only a great way to shine a spotlight on engineering excellence, but a great opportunity to nurture the creation of high-profile industry role models. This is vital if we are to encourage more women into our businesses in all roles, and make progress on gender balance in the workplace, ensuring our industry as a whole better reflects the society we all live and work in.”
ACE has recently launched Building Inclusivity, a new cross-industry ED&I campaign. Find out more.