Women in Engineering Affinity Group2022-04-02T11:33:34+01:00

Women in Engineering Affinity Group

Welcome to the IEEE UK and Ireland Women in Engineering Affinity Group.

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organisation dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists. The mission of IEEE WIE is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally. IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity.

The IEEE Women in Engineering United Kingdom and Ireland Affinity Group adopts the mission and principles of IEEE WIE.

Our Affinity Group is aimed at both female and male students and full members of the IEEE who would like to contribute in the promotion of women engineers and scientists through facilitating and organising regional events. This can include:

  • Industrial and research seminars
  • Career orientated panel events to inspire the next generation
  • Pop up networking events allowing young scientists to interact with science and engineering of the future.
  • Networking events at conferences.

As a committee, we also offer mentoring opportunities, especially to young women who are thinking about careers in engineering, computer science and the pure sciences.

Chapter Committee

  • Chair:Dr Annabel Latham, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Vice Chair:Dr Princy Johnson, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Past Chair (2014-18):Prof Keeley A Crockett, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Secretary:Ms Charchita Misra, Nokia
  • Schools Outreach and WIE Ambassador:Dr Ying Li, Nottingham University
  • Social media and Publicity Lead:Ms Ferheen Ayaz, Glasgow University
  • Professional Development and Industry Links:Dr Mona Jaber, Queen Mary University London
  • Industry Links:Ms Medha Subramanian
  • Student Support:Dr Salma Alarefi, Leeds University
  • Student Support:Dr Salma Alarefi, Leeds University
  • Committee Member:Prof Algirdas Pakštas
  • Committee Member:Ms Fan Zhang, Sussex University
  • Committee Member:Prof Federica Sarro, UCL
  • Committee Member:Ms Maryam Heiderian, Robert Gordon University
  • Committee Member:Dr Nabila Rufai, Newcastle University
  • Committee Member:Maebh Larkin, Eaton Centre for Intelligent Power
  • Committee Member:Ms Ruth Lennon, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • Committee Member:Dr Nagham Saeed, University of West London
  • Committee Member:Prof Rebecca Strachan, Northumbria University
Dr Annabel Latham
Dr Annabel LathamAffinity Group Chair

Upcoming Events

1004, 2021

Watch Again | IEEE WIE UKI Ambassadors’ Scheme – Early Career Talk: An Inspirational and Empowering Webinar for Women in Engineering

IEEE WIE in Engineering is an initiative with the goal to facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally. Early Career Talk aims to expose the participants to novel areas and aspect of engineering in solving real world problems. It also aims to establish a link for networking, mentorship and to create a connection for research opportunities.

1407, 2019

UK and Ireland Section Scoops 2019 IEEE Region 8 Women in Engineering Section Affinity Group of the Year Award

The UK and Ireland Section Women In Engineering group are delighted to be named '2019 IEEE Region 8 Women in Engineering Section Affinity Group of the Year'.

1804, 2019

Women in Engineering at the IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things

Sinead O'Keefe of the University of Limerick organised the Women in Engineering Program held in conjunction with the IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things. The event, aimed at professional women in technology, was designed to provide an opportunity to create communities to facilitate knowledge sharing and provide interactive sessions for discussion and collaboration.

Women in Engineering Resources

As part of our mission to showcase women in engineering careers, and to challenge stereotypes of professionals in these careers, we have developed a set of resources that we urge you to print and display in your workplace, school, college or university. We aim to show diversity, and would be delighted for you to feature on a poster or send us other resources we can share with the community.

IEEE Women in Engineering Posters

We have developed posters to spotlight women engineers from our section doing their work in exciting engineering and science careers. The posters have statements designed to enhance the public’s understanding of the contributions of women technical professionals.

We hope that the public will increasingly value the role of IEEE and technical professionals in enhancing the quality of life and environment. The IEEE WIE posters provide awareness about engineering, career options, and how engineering is shaping the future.

Furthermore, by disseminating the exciting opportunities within the field of engineering, we hope that future generations of young students will be inspired to pursue these disciplines.

Click the images to download the posters

WIE Posters Goals

  • Highlight the dynamic role models within IEEE
  • Increase public awareness about engineering careers and how they benefit humanity
  • Promote diversity within the engineering profession

Get Involved

If you are interested in participating in future editions of the poster, please submit the following information to wie-chair@ieee-ukandireland.org

  • short biography – no more than five images of you doing your work (jpg format, high resolution, 300 dpi, landscape orientation);
  • explain why you became a technical professional;
  • information or advice you would like to pass on to a young girl interested in engineering;
  • how your work as an engineer benefits humanity.
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