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#INWED22: How to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2022

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Whether you’re celebrating the day as an individual, organisation or educational institution, there are plenty of ways to show your support.

June 23 marks International Women in Engineering Day 2022 (#INWED22). Brought to by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), the day aims to highlight the amazing work of female engineers around the world and to showcase their stories.

This year’s theme of ‘Inventors and Innovators’ will be showcasing women engineers who support lives and livelihoods every day.

“We’re profiling the best, brightest and bravest women in engineering, the inventors and innovators who dare to be part of the solution and are helping to build towards a brighter future,” states this year’s INWED website.

Whether you’re celebrating the day as an individual, organisation or educational institution, there are plenty of ways to show your support. INWED22 has a website full of useful resources and ideas – we’ve pulled a few together to help you celebrate.

Individuals

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An example of one of INWED’s selfie cards. A full PowerPoint deck of free templates is available for download.

Organisations

  • Organise an INWED event and add it to the INWED22 events calendar.
  • Show your support on social media. INWED has prepared some pre-written posts and graphics for you to share. Tag @INWED1919 and use the hashtags #INWED22 and #ImagineTheFuture. Sign up to receive INWED22’s free resources and selfie cards.
  • Use the INWED22 virtual background in your virtual events or meetings.
  • Organise an engineering challenge. INWED suggests the following two ideas for teambuilding inspiration:
  • Top Five Engineering Challenges To Do From Home
  • Alternative Engineering Design Challenges
  • For your non-engineering colleagues, host an event using the INWED bunting available to let them know about your amazing work.
  • Approach your senior leaders to learn what types of challenges they face and assemble your engineering teams to see how you can tackle them.
  • Add the INWED22 banners to your social profiles and email signatures.
  • Reach out to a local school or college to create a joint event, such as providing a guest speaker for a meet-up or organising a virtual site tour.
  • Create blogs or YouTube content that showcases your female engineers and diversity advocates.
  • Pull together a list of awards that you can enter your female engineers for and get writing those entries to highlight their amazing work.

Resources for those working in education

  • Download the INWED22 school presentation deck
  • Reach out to local firms for guest speakers who are available to visit on the day or can help with organising a site tour.
  • Launch an engineering-themed project or competition.
  • Organise an engineering careers day to encourage your students to explore the different roles that exist in the industry.
  • Attend an INWED22 event.

Photo permission

The WES wants to hear all about your celebrations. You can send your photos to inwed@wes.org.uk or via social media direct messaging on Twitter or Instagram @INWED1919. Any photos of children need to come from parents or carers with permission for INWED to use.

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