Women’s Engineering Society

100 Years Promoting Technical Women

We are delighted to be working with the Women's Engineering Society in the lead up to their centenary celebrations.

They were founded in 1919 when a group of women engineers who had made a significant contribution to the war effort objected to being dispatched back to the kitchen once the war was over.

They decided to campaign instead to support more women working in engineering. Their founders had close links to the suffragette movement and even today WES continues to use the suffragette colours - Green White Violet - standing for Give Women Votes!

With the spotlight shining brightly on both gender equality and STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths), WES's forthcoming centenary celebrations provide the perfect opportunity to harness the female pioneers of the past to inspire a new generation of young women to forge a career in engineering.

Women’s Engineering Society - 100 Years Promoting Technical Women
Women’s Engineering Society - 100 Years Promoting Technical Women
Women’s Engineering Society - 100 Years Promoting Technical Women