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Encourage the next generation of young girls into engineering


This page will detail any appropriate campaigns and events run or supported by the IET which aim to encourage young girls and women in to engineering careers.



In conjunction with International Women in Engineering Day (Sunday 23 June), and to highlight diversity across engineering and technology - not just gender - the IET has launched a new social media campaign #IAmAnEngineer, which features a variety of real-life engineers.



A new campaign has been launched by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) designed to ‘smash stereotypes to bits’ as new research suggests that there is still a disparity between boys and girls, as well as other demographic groups, considering a career in STEM.


Portrait of an engineer

To dispel engrained ideas of what a typical engineer ‘looks like’, the IET celebrated the 40th Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards with a campaign to showcase engineering in a completely different light, dramatically highlighting the diverse career opportunities available in the industry through stunning and unexpected imagery.


Local MP's support campaign to boost number of female engineers in the UK

To mark International Women’s Day, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched the call for entries for its 2017 Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards (YWE), which celebrate their 40th anniversary this year.


NinePercentIsNotEnough campaign

We’re encouraging woman engineers from all fields of engineering to put their hands up and be counted on social media as part of the nine percent.

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