Women are under-represented in engineering disciplines, and it's an important part of our mission to attract more women students and researchers, and support an active community who can share their experiences, and encourage and inspire others.

Women make up around 16.5% of the engineering and technology workforce in the UK. The number is rising, but we recognise the ongoing importance of our role of promoting engineering as an exciting, inclusive, and rewarding career, and highlighting the diverse opportunities that exist for women as engineering and technology professionals.

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INWED profilesWomen students and staff from EEE share their journey into engineering and their proudest achievements, along with some words of advice to girls and young women who are thinking about a career in STEM.

Professor Maria Petrou PhD Scholarship for Women Students

The Professor Maria Petrou PhD Scholarship has been established to help recruit, retain and advance the careers of women in engineering, providing funds for undertaking PhD studies in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London.

The scholarship honours the life and work of Professor Maria Petrou (1953-2012), who was the first woman Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. She received numerous honours, including a fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2004, and was a passionate advocate for women in engineering.