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Celebrate achievements of women engineers

 June 14, 2016

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Great organisations like AECOM, Thales, ArupSchneider ElectricUniversity of Sheffield and more have celebrated and supported the achievements of impressive women engineers - and encouraged more girls into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

These organisations all support International Women in Engineering Day annually -  a fabulous initiative that helps raise the profile of women in engineering annually and showcases the amazing career opportunities available. Encouraging more women into engineering careers increases diversity in engineering companies, a true business imperative, and helps work towards filling the substantial number of future job opportunities predicted for the Engineering sector. INWED is run via our fabulous partners WES.

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AECOM Germany, Austria and Switzerland Managing Director Birgit Guhse is hugely passionate about engineering and new technologies. AECOM provides a challenging environment with exceptional career opportunities for talented women - architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists, construction and management professionals. 

Imagine being a Systems Engineer at awesome company Thales like Laura Shrieves. Thales creates advanced technology systems that make the world a better place to live in. They combine the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create as they transform the world.

Arup lighting design leader Florence Lam sees engineering as involving creative activity with imagination, intuition and deliberate choice. Alexa Bruce always had her heart set on engineering. Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists making a positive difference in the world through their work.

Women STEM lecturers like Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon are drawn to the University of Sheffield for its international leadership capability in engineering. How can engineering possibll be gendered? Just ask Rachel Elder, Katy Greatbach or Bethany Cousins.

The women at Schneider Electric are truly impressive. Schneider Electric is a global specialist in energy management and automation. They create connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.  


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