11 June 2024

International Women in Engineering Day 2024

Celebrate International Women in Engineering Day with a webinar on 'Enhanced Engineering' presented by WIM3

Engineering UK recently released workforce data that reveals that the proportion of women working in engineering and technology roles has declined in the past year from 16.5% to 15.7% - especially for women between the ages of 35-44. Analysis of the wider UK workforce does not show a similar drop or pattern of women leaving other professions. 

On International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), we celebrate the contributions of women engineers around the world and encourage their participation in the engineering industry.

INWED was founded by the Women’s Engineering Society in 2014, to celebrate their 95th anniversary. It provides a platform to showcase successes and achievements of female engineers. In 2017 the day received UNESCO patronage with its continued growth – officially becoming an internationally recognised day. In 2016, the Women's Engineering Society also founded the WE50 awards – the celebration of women in engineering that takes place on 23 June each year. 

As part of the INWED celebrations, we are delighted to present the webinar WIM3 INWED: Enhanced by Engineering on 21 June organised by the Women in Materials, Minerals & Mining (WIM3) group. 

As part of the webinar, you will hear from Professor Malavika Nair, Associate Professor of Biomaterials, University of Oxford and Dr Elizabeth Eaves, Lead Sustainability Engineer – Quality & Compliance, Mattel EMEA. The event is chaired by Louise Gale, Materials Specialist, Rolls-Royce Plc & WIM3 committee member. 

The webinar will discuss the following:

  • The challenges of using recycled materials in toy manufacturing and navigating the regulatory environment.
  • How these challenges were met at Mattel, including successful examples of sustainable toys.

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