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From: The IET Women's Network, 24 September 2014, London

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Celebrating Women Engineers
4th August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of Britain's involvement of WW1

Take a look at the online version of our wallchart illustrating how women played a significant part in WW1 as engineers and how the IET and the Women's Engineering Society continue to support women in engineering today.

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Hello, One of the Senior Lecturers at the University of Huddersfield has advised that she in the process of finalising the programme of events for the period January - May 2015 and has asked if we have any female members that would like to get involved. The intention is to organise three events at the University of Huddersfield, Leeds and Bradford (2... read more...
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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.

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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. 


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.
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