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 October 22, 2013

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You're invited to attend The IET's Young Woman Engineer of the Year award ceremony on Thursday 5 December!

A recent thought provoking article said that by the time a child blows out the candles on their fourth birthday cake, they have already decided which jobs are for men and which are for women.

Bearing in mind that around only 6 per cent of practicing engineers in the UK are women (according to  Women's Engineering Society) there is certainly room for role models, targeted support for girls in schools, and guided career development.

One of the best ways to make visible and celebrate women engineers is The IET's annual Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards which highlight the achievements of women in engineering and encourages others to enter the profession. Thursday 5 December 2013 sees the exciting award ceremony celebrate the impressive finalists and winners, all while providing fantastic networking and career opportunities. Brilliant sponsors like BP, Virgin Media, Intel, GCHQ, Shell and more are exhibiting and meeting with delegates. Plus past and present winners are keen to meet other inspirational women in engineering at this marvellous - and free - event.

The Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards ceremony is held:
The Pullman Hotel, 110 Euston Rd, London NW1 2AJ
Thursday 5 December 2013, Registration from 6pm

Delegates enjoy a drinks reception & buffet.
Places are free but limited, so please register www.theiet.org/ywe

Follow them on twitter at @IETAwards using the YWE hashtag #IETYWE

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