International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), observed annually on June 23rd, is a celebration of the achievements of women engineers.
First held in 2014 in the UK as the 95th anniversary of the Women’s Engineering Society and received the patronage of UNESCO in 2016. The following year, it became an international event celebrated worldwide, from Canada and New Zealand to Panama and Rwanda.
In a still male-dominated field, INWED aims to raise awareness of women’s profiles in engineering, promote career opportunities for women in engineering, encourage girls and women to enter the profession, and advocate for gender diversity and equality in the workplace, both in the private and public sector.
Every year, the INWED has a theme to highlight a different aspect of being a woman in engineering, like “MakeSafetySeen,” “Engineering Heroes,” and “Engineering Innovation for a more resilient world.”
On INWED, many organizations and individuals hold events such as panels, webinars, career guidance, and mentoring workshops.
Join the celebration and organize an INWED event in your home or workplace, share your experiences as an engineer, or give a shoutout to your favorite woman engineer using #INWED.
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