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Honouring early career female engineers

Each year the IET honours the UK's impressive early career female engineers.

Launched in 1978, the awards were part of an initiative to address the female shortage of engineers in the industry, and inspire the next generation of female engineers by recognising and celebrating their talents. The awards are held annually and this year’s ceremony will be held on the 1 December 2016. Next year’s entries open on International Women's Day, 8 March 2017.

Three fabulous awards to be won

These are the awards women will win:
- The Young Woman Engineer of the Year (YWE)
- The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Prize
- The Mary George Prize for Apprentices.
Find out more about the awards criteria.

Attend the prestigious award ceremony

When: Thursday, 1 December 2016
Where: The IET, Savoy Place, London UK
Agenda: 6pm start for 7pm ceremony, followed by with 8pm drinks reception
Register: Book your free place

Who's on the shortlist?

View this year's impressive women on the award shortlist.

Kate Russell to host the event

Journalist, reporter and author Kate Russell will be hosting this year’s awards ceremony. Kate has been writing about technology and the Internet since 1995. Appearing weekly on the BBC technology programme Click, she also speaks regularly at schools and universities to inspire the next generation of tech enthusiasts. She has regular columns in National Geographic Traveller magazine and BBC Focus magazine, and her website won the 2015 UK Blog Awards for best individual digital and technology blog. In June 2015 she was voted the 25th most influential woman in UK IT by Computer Weekly magazine.

An exciting premier event

The exciting evening is a premier event in the engineering and technology calendar and commences with a lively drinks reception where you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your career prospects by networking with award sponsors and influential people in the industry. The high profile awards ceremony is an incredible opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the inspirational young women who are set to shape the future of industry. Where Women Work looks forward to seeing you there!

Register your free place today!

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