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.
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.
2015 ceremony promotional video
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.