International Women in Engineering Day 2020
- 25 May 2020
This year's theme for INWED is 'Shape the World'. Women (and men) all over the globe can help to raise the profile of women engineers and encourage more people to consider engineering as a profession for all. Read about INWED.
Here are some ways INWED20 was celebrated in Ireland:
- WITS celebrated INWED20 with WITS Reads on Tuesday 23 June. Members read WITS Lab Coats and Lace ebook and discussed the challenges and dilemmas of #Womenin STEM.
- The Confirm Centre @UL hosted an all-female panel for INWED20 on Tuesday June 23rd June with panellists discussing their experiences, difficulties and opportunities throughout their STEM careers. Thanks to Dr Susan Daly CONFIRM’s gender equality networks representative for the news. Click on the link to see the panel.
- TCD celebrated INWED by reminding us that in 1970, Professor Jane Grimson (now a WITS honorary member) was the first woman to graduate with a degree in Engineering from Trinity! Engineers Ireland reminded us that Professor Grimson was also the 1st woman to be elected President of Engineers Ireland from 1999-2000. She continues to inspire all Engineers Ireland members - from students right up to Fellows of the profession with her dedication & professionalism.
- DCU and DCU Engineering marked INWED20 by highlighting pioneering women in Engineering such as Beatrice Alice Hicks who will will feature in Accenture Ireland Women on Walls at DCU.
- IWEA Wind Energy Association tweeted for IWED20 Wind energy in Ireland is proud to have so many talented women in many diverse roles, including key engineering roles.
- UCD College of Engineering and Architecture celebrated its students, faculty and alumni on Instagram for INWED and showcased the women of UCD Civil Engineering.
Some INWED20 updates
- Congratulations to the UK Women’s Engineering Society. It is 100 years old.
- Women Engineers Who ‘Shaped the World’ #INWED20 Dawn Bonfield MBE has a blog post to celebrate #INWED20. Do read. These women are taken from the list of the Top 100 Historical Women in Engineering (UK), published in 2019 to celebrate the centenary of women in engineering.
- A design engineer, two project engineers and an associate director at @ArupGroup discuss how the opportunity to improve the built environment inspired them to choose their careers From Engineers Ireland via Twitter.
- Smart Futures profiles Irish engineers Nicci Daly and Margie McCarthy for INWED20. Thank you.
- Women in Engineering in Irish Universities for INWED20. From the IUA. Great videos, thank you.
Other suggestions for celebrating INWED include:
- Take an #INWED20 selfie and post it on social media. Don't forget to tag it.
- Make a #ShapeTheWorld video and share with your network!