Women in materials

The IOM3 Women in Materials Group (WIM) was established in 2012 to provide a focus for women members within the Institute and help support them in their careers. WIM has organised several successful events around the UK which have attracted women members at all stages of their career and provided valuable networking opportunities for women.


News about WIM activities

(in ascending date order)

Women in Materials Steering Group established - June 2012

Women in Materials inaugural event - 9 April 2013
Speakers included Susan Cushnaghan, Senior Materials and Corrosion Engineer at Shell and Chair of the Aberdeen Shell Women’s Network

Women in Materials Seminar on Mentoring and Careers - 19 November 2013
Second event on the subject of mentoring and careers, this time in Sheffield

Women in Materials Seminar, Aberdeen - 29 April 2014

National Women in Engineering Day - 23 June 2014

National Women in Engineering Day - 23 June 2015


Careers and profiles

Talking 3D printing and innovation with Renishaw engineer Lucy Ackland

Interview with Women's Engineering Society president Dawn Bonfield

10 minutes with Jacqueline Glass - interview with Professor in Architecture and Sustainable Construction at Loughborough University

Women in Engineering – a tale of two careers 

Dealing with the deficit - women in engineering. Materials World spoke to women working in materials science and engineering about the issues facing the industry. 

Profile - Diane Mather BEng CEng ACSM Geotechnical Engineer 

Profile - Dr Sujata Kundu Teaching Fellow at Imperial College London

Jumping ahead at BAE - Danielle Burrows explains her career path from science A-levels through jobs in an office and as a lab assistant, to Materials Engineer in Composites and Non-Metallics at BAE Systems at age 22.

Useful links

Useful links - Women scientists and engineers

WIM has a LinkedIn group - please sign up and keep in touch!