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Women and engineering

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 the two threads of this story in this online exhibition using material from the Women's Engineering Society and the Electrical Association for Women collections held in the IET Archives. Women engineers on a site visit to a power station from the Women's Engineering Society photographs NAEST 092 date unknown c1930s  

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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
What was a girl to do? Article on Rachel Parsons, founder of WES, by Henrietta Heald