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SheCanEngineer went North to Manchester and held a STEM day with workshops, a mini lecture from Alice Larkin (Head of the School of Engineering) and a speed networking session to ask a variety of engineers about their careers.

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INWED Celebrations started with the STEM Outreach Event hosted at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. SheCanEngineer ran workshops, a live-streamed webinar and a careers-fair for 100 students from seven schools. 

SheCanEngineer was joined by 150 professionals for an evening of celebration and discussion on the subject of "Making Safety Seen", at the Institution of Engineering & Technology.


After two years of virtual events, the team were delighted to host in-person INWED events again, for STEM Outreach and professionals.

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Five inspirational role models debate their favourite engineering invention, and give an insight into some of the different engineering fields.  


  • Chloe Coradetti – Energy Engineer

  • Laura Hoang – Human Factors Engineer

  • Saskia Stimpson – Fire Engineer

  • Jodie Howlett – Space Systems Engineer

With moderator: Yasmin Ali, Chemical Engineer.

The day also included different workshops which gave a flavour of the different aspects of engineering.

 An evening celebration with a line up of incredible inspirational speakers.

Welcome Address, given by Jules Pipe CBE - 

Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills

Keynote Address, given by Yewande Akinola MBE HonFREng

– Chartered Engineer Specialising in Sustainable Water Supplies


Workshop on the theme of "Allyship", given by Hasani Jess – CTO at Simply Business

In Conversation "How a diverse team leads to better innovation" with:

Anusha Shah Senior Director at Arcadis

Sheana Yu Founder & CEO of Aergo

Alex Haslehurst Cofounder & CTO of Vitrue Health

Watch Highlights Video


Two virtual events around the theme 'Engineering Heroes'


Engineering Heroes

Hear from industry leaders as we discuss what makes an engineering hero! With keynote address by Dawn Bonfield MBE, founder of International Women in Engineering Day, followed by an open Q&A discussion with Dr Elizabeth Hillier, Principal Consultant at DNV, and Yasmin Ali, Energy Innovation Programme Manager, BEIS.

STEM Engineering Superheroes

Alex Knight hosts our International Women in Engineering Day 2021 celebrations - announcing the winners of the STEM Engineering Superheroes Poster Competition. Keynote presentation by Mars Rover engineer, Abbie Hutty.


INWED goes virtual - two online events designed to start the “engineering as a career” dialogue at home with a series of impactful presentations and a practical workshop.

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Five inspirational role models highlight the role and purpose of engineering by giving an insight into different fields within the profession. 


  • Alexandra Knight, Founder, Stemazing Ltd and Technical Director, Amey Strategic Consulting

  • Anusha Shah, Director, Resilient Cities, Arcadis

  • Georgina Seely, Head of Project Definition, Thames Water

  • Laura Hoang, Programme Integration Engineer, BAE Systems

  • Zoe Haseman, Vice President Global Sustainability, Jacobs

Explore the theme: 'Shape the World'

A practical workshop for audience to follow along with, helping kids to get motivated by engineering.

Test how strong you can make a structure and what effects the shape.



A STEM webinar, alongside a full day Engineering workshop was attended by around 100 students, with over 100 live views.
We also organised an Evening Celebration Event which was aimed at career professionals, and was attended by approximately 300 guests.


'Transform the Future' Panel Debate

Our amazing panel of engineers answer questions from the studio and the online audience and debate the following question:

‘Fast forward 100 years, which engineering industry will have had the biggest impact on society and how?’


  • Rojiar Ferschy – Nuclear Engineer

  • Jennifer Glover – Aeronautical Acoustics Researcher

  • Laura Hoang – Aerospace Engineer

  • Ayo Sokale – Environment and Water Engineer

  • Mamta Singhal – Manufacturing Design Engineer

With moderator: Yasmin Ali, Chemical Engineer.

'How Diversity will Transform Future Leadership'

Key note speaker: Professor Alice P. Gast President, Imperial College London

Round Table discussion guest speakers:

  • Christina Riley, Senior Planner, Kier London

  • Mark Whitby, Director, Whitby Wood

  • Catriona Schmolke, Senior Vice President, Operational Centers of Excellence, Jacobs

  • Nike Folayan, Associate Director, WSP

with moderator: Mara-Tafadzwa Makoni, Senior Consultant, WSP​


‘Returning to Work After a Career Break’


  • Dawn Bonfield MBE, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Inclusive Engineering Aston University & Founder & Director of Towards Vision.

  • Sue Kershaw, Managing Director Major Projects Advisory KPMG.

  • Rachel Skinner, Executive Director & UK Head of Development WSP, Vice President of ICE.

With moderator: Sarah Luxford, Director at Global Resourcing & Co-Founder TLA Women in Tech​

‘Inspiring the Future Generation of Engineers’

Given by Katie Cresswell-Maynard, Chief Executive of Engineers Without Borders UK.

A STEM webinar, alongside a full day Engineering workshop was attended by nearly 100 students, and was also streamed live.

Panel debate: 'What is Going to be the Biggest Engineering Challenge of the Next 50 Years?'


  • Aoife Considine, Railway Engineer

  • Yasmin Ali, Energy Engineer

  • Brittany Harris, Water and Environment Engineer

  • Emily Bonner, Structural Engineer

  • Lisa Swan, Aerospace Operations Engineer

with moderator: Najwa Jawahar, Structural Engineer

Our Evening Celebration Event, consisted of three discussion topics:
- Returning to Work after a Career Break
- Inspiring the Future Generation of Engineers
- Unconscious Bias - Harish Bhayani, Senior Partner of Inclusion, Diversity and Equality at PRM Diversity Consultants (not available online)



SheCanEngineer's first INWED started with a live panel discussion for an audience of students in KS4-KS5.
Our 'Lates' Celebration Event was held at the London Transport Museum .


A live debate with young female engineers across different disciplines will debate on the premise “There has been an apocalypse and there is one last spot on the boat that will sail away to start a new beginning. Which engineer deserves that spot and why?”


  • Aoife Considine, Mechanical Engineer

  • Ethel Cortegana, Geotechnical Engineer

  • Yasmin Ali, Energy Engineer

  • Angela Dhaliwal, Water and Environmental Engineer

  • Mara Makoni, Transportation Systems Engineer

  • Emily Bonner, Civil & Structural Engineer

With moderator: Roma Agrawal, Structural Engineer​

A 'Lates' event celebrating International Women in Engineering Day 2017 held at the London Transport Museum.

We had four amazing speakers:

  • Baroness Brown of Cambridge,

  • Catriona Schmolke,

  • Chi Onwurah MP,

  • Dr Sarah Peers

and hosted by Steve Norris, President of ITS. 



Our inaugral NWED celebration.
(National Women in Engineering Day had not become International yet!)
A live panel discussion with inspirational Engineer from different disciplines.
We also held a evening celebration event hearing from key industry figures.

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A live panel discussion 'Ask an Engineer' with questions fed to the Engineers via Twitter. 


  • Sonja Abhyankar, Civil Engineer

  • Naima Ali, PhD student in Chemical Engineering

  • Aoife Considine, Mechanical Engineer

  • Elena Gil Aunon, Chemical Engineer

With moderator: Rachel Skinner,  Civil Engineer​

An evening event, with influential figures in their respective industries.

Keynote speakers:

  • Alison Baptiste, ‎Director Strategy & Investment at Environment Agency

  • Dawn Bonfield, CEO WES, founder of NWED

  • Sarah Haslam, Powertrain Engineering Manager at Ford Motor Company

  • Steve Morriss, CEO Europe, Middle East, India and Africa at AECOM

with moderator: Antony Oliver,  Former Editor of the New Civil Engineer and Infrastructure Intelligence​

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