Jo Foster oversees the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Women’s Network, which aims to support women in engineering and inspire the next generation. In her role she is responsible for the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards, which celebrate today’s most successful female engineers working in the UK, encouraging them to become role models to inspire more girls to become engineers and help address the gender imbalance in engineering and science. The IET is one of the world’s largest multidisciplinary engineering institutions with over 169,000 members in 150 countries and it is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing its members, engineers and technicians and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has recently launched its 2018 Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards (YWE) and is calling on successful young female engineers to enter by 7th July 2018.
We want to make it clear that engineering is a fantastic career for women. Outdated views are damaging to the industry, especially when there is a significant shortage of engineers posing a serious threat to the economy. Not only that – but there are thousands of female engineers doing amazing things in everything from healthcare technology to space exploration.
It’s vital we champion engineering – it’s a diverse, creative and exciting career, which offers the opportunity to do something life – or even – world changing.
The Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards showcase some of the best female engineering talent in this country, hopefully encouraging the next generation to get excited about the possibilities of an engineering career.
The deadline for entry to the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards is 7th July 2018. For more information, please visit the YWE website.