National Women in Engineering Day was launched for the first time in the UK on June 23, 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. Since that launch in 2014 the day has grown enormously over the subsequent years to the point where it received UNESCO patronage in 2016.
In 2017, National Women in Engineering Day became international for the first time due to the interest and enthusiasm developed by the international audience and participants in the previous years. International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) was born to enable the celebration of women in engineering to become global.
The theme for this year is #ShapeTheWorld. This is an opportunity to share stories of how engineers shape the world and help make our planet a better, safer, more innovative and exciting place to be.
At Rani, we are very lucky to extremely talented female engineers with up to 31 years of experience. The group was asked the following:
- Can you briefly explain what project you are currently working on and its impact on society?
- What is your career highlight so far?
- What would you like people to know about being an engineer that they might not already know?