The IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2016 - Inspire, Inform, Influence, Invited – Celebrate the women who will shape the future (Title image with photos showing the faces of four women engineers)

Honouring the very best early career female engineers working in the UK today.

These prestigious awards honour the very best early career female engineers working in the UK today.


Launched in 1978, the awards were part of an initiative to address the female shortage of engineers in the industry, and inspire the next generation of female engineers by recognising and celebrating their talents.


The awards are held annually and this year’s ceremony will be held on the 1 December 2016.


Next year’s entries open on the 8 March 2017.


There are three awards to be won:

  • The Young Woman Engineer of the Year (YWE);
  • The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Prize;
  • The Mary George Prize for Apprentices.


Find out more about the awards criteria.


Image of the YWE 2015 award winners The winners become ambassadors for the IET and the engineering profession, as well as role models for the younger generation.


The awards ceremony is sponsored by companies who are actively looking to recruit and meet their gender diversity targets. It is a great event to attend to meet these employers, network with fellow engineers and just show your support.


Book your free place.




2015 ceremony promotional video

Congratulations to Gemma Dalziel, Nadia Johnson, Bethan Murray, Jenni Sidey and Emma Wilding who have all been selected as finalists.




Find out about the 2016 finalists.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at the Young Woman Engineer Awards 2016 offer exciting and comprehensive chances for your company to show support of women in the workplace.


See our sponsorship opportunities page for details of how to contact us.

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