Beyoncé once asked: Who runs the world? The answer was, obvz, girls. And this International Women in Engineering Day we are celebrating all the strong, independent women dominating the industry.
International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is an annual event which takes place on 23 June. It is an event highlighting women reaching the top in a typically male dominated field.
You go girl!
Now in its sixth year, INWED has a lot to shout about as the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) is celebrating its 100th birthday in the UK.
There is still a gender divide in the tech industry which can’t be ignored, but with more women becoming engineers or working in tech women are coming out to (girl) boss the field.
INWED is a time to praise the women already in the field and encourage more young girls and women to consider a career in engineering.
It is an exciting field with many job opportunities. The typical role of an engineer is to design, invert, analyse, build and test machines, systems, structures and materials.
Everything you use in your daily life will have originally been tested by an engineer to ensure it works efficiently.
If you love nothing more than problem solving, working on experiments and creating new technology then engineering could be the career for you.
Currently, only 19 per cent of people working in tech are women, but in a fast-paced growing industry it’s time for more women to break gender stereotypes and fulfil their role in the world of engineering.
DfI supports #INWED19 which is on Sun 23 June. Caoimhe O'Neill, DfI Graduate Trainee Civil Engineer shares her story why she chose a career in engineering & encourages girls to consider a career in the sector #TransformTheFuture @INWED1919 @KGodfreyDfI @HeadNICS @ICE_NIreland pic.twitter.com/0dY4ZTCuP9
— Dept Infrastructure (@deptinfra) June 20, 2019
And women have been smashing it since before the 1800s.
GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS
From aeronautical engineer and amateur racing driverBeatrice Shilling, pilot Amy Johnson to electrical engineer, software engineer, biomedical engineer, pilot and NASA astronaut Judith Resnik to Karlie Kloss (yup, supermodel by day, coder by night) – once again from the top, who run the world?
— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) March 30, 2016
So, this INWED take some time to delve into engineering and see how you could change the face of engineering for women in years to come.