As specialists within Engineering and Manufacturing recruitment, we at Owen Daniels Consultancy see first-hand the gender bias when it comes to applications for engineering job vacancies.
On 23rd June 2019, we are celebrating International Women in Engineering Day to support women to achieve their potential as engineers, applied scientists and leaders across all sectors.
The Women’s Engineering Society is a charity which started in 1919 at the end of the First World War when the women who had worked in technical jobs during the war wanted to continue with this work. A change of law to ensure that the country reverted to a pre-war setting when the War finished meant that women were unable to continue with their engineering jobs, and were unwanted in the technical professions. The pioneering and influential women of the time set up the Women’s Engineering Society, and have been working since that time to ensure equality for women in this non-traditional sector. Today WES is a membership organisation which has the following three roles:
For more information on the work this charity does, please visit their website here: http://www.inwed.org.uk/
1 Inwed.org: http://www.inwed.org.uk/about.html