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Celebrating the amazing work that women engineers are doing around the world.

A diverse industry has been proven to be more innovative, the world needs innovation to build a better future, and a safer, more sustainable world.

Our President Tanya de Hoog encourages more women and girls to take up engineering careers. 

Tanya addressed this in her inauguration speech “Engineering with purpose” where she shared her story and her vision; challenging engineers everywhere to pledge to make a difference – to people and the planet.

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Inspiring women in engineering:

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Poppy Harrison 

Poppy is a mechanical engineer who shares her views on how she has been "Enhanced by Engineering", and the power of diversity in shaping our world.

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Aween Abubaker 

Aween talks about her journey into structural engineering and narrates the inspirational and dynamic route she took.

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Kelly Harrison

Kelly, a previous "Top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability winner", shares her views on engineering and perspectives.

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Climate action advice

by Natasha Watson 


by Eleana Savvidi

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Forgotten figures in structural engineering history

Nina Baker and Fiona Cobb shine a light on women's routes into engineering, and the Institution's remarkable women members in the pioneering days.

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