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The Woman Engineer journal

Information about the `The Woman Engineer' journal published by the Women's Engineering Society since 1919.

The Woman Engineer Journal

The Woman Engineer is the journal of the Women's Engineering Society. The journal has been produced quarterly since 1919 and a complete set can be accessed at the IET Archives. The journal is an important tool for research as it contains a wealth of information regarding not only women in engineering but also a wide variety of information for social history, gender studies and innovation in the UK since World War I. The early journals also contain technical papers by female engineers and the journal's first editor was Dame Caroline Haslett.

The Woman Engineer fulfils the stated aim of the WES 'to enable technical women to meet and to facilitate the exchange of ideas respecting the interests, training and employment of technical women and the publication and communication of information on such subjects'.

As a result of a project in 2015 and a variety of donations to the WES, all previous volumes of the journal have been digitised to allow future generations to access these important records. Every volume of the journal from 1919-2014 has been scanned and can be fully searched by keyword or browsed using page-turning technology. 

Scan of the front cover of the Woman Engineer Journal Volume 1 No.10 March 1922 showing Mrs Carlia Westcott, first American woman marine engineer

The complete digitised set of The Woman Engineer 1919 - 2014

Access a PDF index of the women named in the digitised volumes of TWE, with thanks to Dr Nina Baker.

Other resources of interest

Using The Woman Engineer Journal

Please note the following:

  • The downloading of material for private research only from this digitised version of The Woman Engineer is permitted.
  • The downloading of material for use in the public domain from this digitised version of The Woman Engineer is permitted free of charge provided that a credit is given to ‘Women's Engineering Society and the IET Archives’. In addition to the credit line please complete a reproduction request form. This can be obtained by contacting the IET Archives.