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The IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award Ceremony

Over 400 guests joined us at a glittering Awards Ceremony in London on 5 December 2013.

Professor Alice Roberts revealed that Abbie Hutty, a Spacecraft Structures Engineer with Astrium in Stevenage, is the 2013 Young Woman Engineer of the Year.


Women's Network Newsletters

Keep up-to-date with IET activity and industry news with our monthly newsletters!

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We have produced a series of videos that provide tips on building confidence and assertiveness, in addition to information on unconscious bias and stereotype threat.

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Women's Network Events

  • ‘Returning to work’ (Approved)

    (30/04/14 10:00) Wednesday 30 th April 2014, 10am–4pm, Edinburgh  
    Returning to work following a career break can be daunting, but with the right tools and information you can get back the confidence in your own abilities to find the...
      Submitted by: Rebecca Duncan-Skelton
    • Collaborative Event - The IET & Queens University Belfast (Approved)

      (14/05/14 09:00)

      The IET in collaboration with the Research Society of the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast is pleased to sponsor a career development event.

      Submitted by: Jo Foster

    Most Recent Blog Posts

    Roma features in a very interesting article from the Guardian - Women in Leadership Innuendos and sexualised language undermine women's achievements and hold us back from attracting new talent to male-dominated industries, says Roma Agrawal ''I would like to thank the Evening Standard for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to... read more...
    Posted by Jo Foster on The IET Women's Network Apr 17, 2014 9:49 GMT
    NEWARK, California — When GoldieBlox tried to launch its line of engineering and building toys for girls, Lindsey Shepard says she heard one thing over and over from the rest of the toy industry: “Girls don’t want them.” It seems that someone forgot to tell those girls. In the past seven months, GoldieBlox has raised more than... read more...
    Posted by Jo Foster on The IET Women's Network Apr 8, 2014 11:08 GMT

    Women's Network - Recent Discussions Posts

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      Shiva Dowlatshahi:
      I am Shiva, an Electrical Engineer working in the Energy sector.
      I have about 11 years of experience as a substation secondary design engineer. I live in Newcastle upon Tyne and work for Siemens T&D Ltd. I'm als...
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      Hello! I am Engineering student from Durham Univeristy and in September will be starting as a Graduate Engineer in the Power Business Unit at Parsons Brinckerhoff, Newcastle upon Tyne. As a new member of the IET it would be great to mee...
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      I would also suggest asking a trusted colleague for their opinion if they are in the proximity during any of these incidents. The tendency once you get into a certain mindset is to over analyse everything, so a second opinion would he...

    Women's Network - Recent Group Activity

    Opportunities That Make a Difference

    Inspiring the Future launched the national Inspiring Women Campaign at an event hosted by Miriam González Durántez, Partner, Dechert and wife of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg with girls from 11 state secondary schools in London talking about careers with 10 high profile women - including Mumsnet founder Carrie Longton, broadcaster Fiona Bruce and EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall.

    The Inspiring Women Campaign will see 15,000 women from a wide range of occupations going into state schools over the next year, talking to 250,000 young women. 
    For more information...

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    Woman on top of the world: the M&S leading lady who helped build the Shard.

    M&S’s latest leading lady is also a structural engineer who helped build the Shard. Roma Agrawal talks to Susannah Butter about being a role model and why London needs more high rises. Visit roma
    • Posted Tue 01 Apr 2014 10:11 GMT

    Community Information

    Welcome to the IET Women's Network Community!

    The IET Women's Network is an initiative, set up in order to engage with under-represented groups within engineering and technology and support them throughout their career.

    This platform will enable you to maintain a central point of professional contact with like-minded individuals, share stories, information, contribute to discussions as well as create them.  In order to get the most from this benefit, you will need to take some action and actively get involved.


    Role models

    The IET has interviewed a number of inspirational women in engineering and technology,
    in order to highlight their achievements and show their routes into
    academia and industry.
    If you would like to join the increasing list of inspirational female role models please email

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    The IET Women's Network aims to provide you with a means of support to help you throughout your career and help you achieve your aspirations.

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    Professional Registration Interview

    Professional Registration Interview
    Sarah Farmer

    The Professional Review Interview (PRI) film is a tutorial for Professional Engineers seeking Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration. It will also be very useful for IET members involved in registration as Advisers, Interviewers, Mentors or Industry Representatives

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