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Women and engineering, emancipation from drudgery

An online exhibition looking at the struggle women encountered to gain acceptance as engineers and the work of the Women's Engineering Society and the Electrical Association for Women to educate and assist them.

Women engineers in the last century had two problems: first, the struggle to gain training, jobs and acceptance and second, how to use engineering to lighten women's domestic burden. We tell this story in "Emancipation from Drudgery", an Archives exhibition on the history of the Women's Engineering Society and the Electrical Association for Women.

Please click on the right-hand links to follow the story of women in engineering.

Other resources of interest

Women engineers research guide
Caroline Haslett biography
IET Women's Network 
(includes a link to women engineers 1914-2014 poster)
Women's Engineering Society role models
Women's Engineering Society magnificent women

 

Newspaper cutting Engineers may admit women from NAEST 92 collection Newspaper cutting about early women engineers from NAEST 92 collection