Celebrate International Women in Engineering Day and #PictureYourselfinSTEM

To celebrate and to help show just how varied a career in STEM can be, we want you to share photos of yourself in your roles using the hashtag #PictureYourselfInSTEM. Help us showcase the creativity and talent within engineering careers to present role models for future generations! We want everyone to get involved by tagging us via @TheIET.

Jo Foster, IET Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, said: “INWED is a brilliant initiative and helps to highlight the many fantastic women working in the industry today. We’re encouraging everyone to get involved in our new campaign, providing a great opportunity to help alter perceptions and showcase the varied engineering roles that are available to all.”

INWED, now in its seventh year, is an international awareness campaign that raises the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in the industry. Just 12% of those working in engineering occupations are women (source: Engineering UK).

To kickstart the campaign, previous IET Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices winner, Jamie D’Ath has drawn our 2019 Young Woman Engineer of the Year winners in the style of manga, to showcase their different roles.

Check out our social media channels for inspirational women engineers and don’t forget to get involved using #PictureYourselfInSTEM!.

The IET has also supported Media Planet’s Women in STEM campaign, with an article discussing the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and technology. To read the article in full, please visit Media Planet’s Women in STEM hub.

Don’t forget you can still apply/nominate for our 2020 Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. Applications are open until 5 July 2020.

Applications are now closed for 2020.