Nominations open for Women’s Engineering Society awards


Do you know an individual who has gone ‘above and beyond’ to improve diversity?

The Women's Engineering Society (WES) is seeking nominations from those who have gone 'above and beyond' their work remit or role to improve diversity within engineering and applied sciences in general. The winners will be presented with their award at the WES Caroline Haslett Lecture and Awards Ceremony in London on 30 October 2019.

The Amy Johnson Inspiration Award, launched in 2016, honours an individual who is currently working in a non-engineering role who has made a truly remarkable achievement in furthering diversity within engineering and applied sciences. This award serves to recognise the efforts of an individual in inspiring more women to enter and/or remain in the engineering and technical professions.

With men holding the majority of roles within engineering and applied sciences, it is crucial that they are involved in making the cultural changes needed to attract and retain women in engineering and applied sciences. The Men as Allies Award seeks to celebrate a male engineer, or other professional male working within the engineering, technical and applied science sectors, who has gone above the call of duty to support his female colleagues, and address the gender imbalance within engineering and applied sciences in general.

The closing date for both awards is Tuesday 10 September 2019. Further information about how to apply can be found on the WES website at