The IOM3 Women in Materials, Minerals & Mining Group (WIM3) was established in 2012 to provide a focus for women members within IOM3 and help support them in their careers. Since then, WIM3 has organised a series successful events around the UK that have attracted women members at all stages of their career and provided valuable networking opportunities for women. We regularly organise a networking event to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on 23 June each year.
WIM3 is committed to increasing female participation in IOM3 governance, events and activities and to attracting more women into our profession at all levels.
Inspiring Women in Materials
WIM3 have produced a series of podcasts talking to inspiring women in materials, minerals and mining. Follow the link and be inspired!
As the first woman engineer to become Global Senior Vice President at Jacobs, UK, Catriona Schmolke FREng FIMMM has spent her career breaking boundaries and persevering in the face of a hard ‘no’. Andrea Gaini sits down for a chat to learn about the determination and tenacity that has shaped her career.
Microfactories are 'turning traditional manufacturing on its head', says Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Here, she chats to Shardell Joseph about her journey towards achieving a collective and circular economy using waste materials.