Women in engineering
Women have traditionally been under-represented in engineering disciplines, but through the Faculty's support network for female academics and the promotion of gender diversity, all our staff are able to achieve their potential as engineers.
The Faculty champions the excellent work produced by our female staff across engineering, whether they are a senior member of staff or just starting out in their career, and aims to present engineering as an attractive career choice to young women.
The Faculty has three departments with Silver Athena Swan awards (Chemical Engineering, Earth Science & Engineering and Materials) and one department with Bronze award (Computing). These awards recognise the Faculty's work to ensure it provides a good place for women to work and study. Our outreach projects are also designed to reflect the diversity across the Faculty and to encourage young women to enjoy engineering.
Our staff are core to the Faculty's success, and it is through our vibrant community and divserse workplace that we are able to produce the world class teaching and research for which the Faculty is known.
Women in Engineering Network
The Women in Engineering network meets termly and provides an environment for women across the Faculty to socialise and discuss a range of topics from career progression, overcoming obstacles and recognising achievements.
Our most recent event was a talk on Work-life balance by the director EPIC HR Ltd, Gary Cookson. Gary explained some of the challenges he and others with caring responsibilities face, and how through making small but steady changes he’s reached a point where he’s happy with his work-life balance. He explores some of the main organisational barriers and how these can be minimised, and how through trial and error and continual encouragement organisations and individuals can get something that equates to their “perfect day”.
This online event took place on Monday 29 June to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day.
To find out more about the forum, please contact Ireti Webb.
#HerImperial: the new generation
We are committed to supporting the increasing participation of women in STEM
At Imperial we are committed to supporting the increasing participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related careers.
#HerImperial: A career in science
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Meet Laura Jackson, an undergraduate Geology student at Imperial College London
Meet Laura Jackson, an undergraduate Geology student at Imperial College London.
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Video from the Royal Society
Publishing is a huge part of a scientist’s life because until you publish you can’t claim to have discovered something. Dame Athene Donald FRS and Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Royal Society University Research Fellow, retrace the lives of women who published in science and inspired others to follow them.
INWED 2017: Women in engineering - Let's change the world
The Royal Academy of Engineering celebrates International Women in Engineering Day 2017
The Royal Academy of Engineering celebrates International Women in Engineering Day 2017.