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Celebrating Imperial's women engineers

Events in 2023

Women in Engineering Network (WiN) International Women in Engineering Day celebration

Tuesday 20 June, 13.00-15.30, College Main Entrance

The event is open to all staff and students and we very much hope that you will be able to join us in celebrating the work of our fantastic female engineers.

The event will comprise a talk from some of our most successful female academics who will be sharing insights about their research and career journeys, followed by Q&A facilitated by Professor Julie McCann, Faculty Ambassador for Women and Vice-Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Engineering. The speakers include:

Following the talk, you are also invited to join us for cake, nibbles and refreshments, alongside a poster exhibition highlighting the exciting research that is being undertaken by our community of female engineers.

So that we can plan catering, please register in advance.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Iram Sher at

The Changing Face Of Engineering – Dervilla Mitchell, Deputy Chair of Arup Group and Global Ethics Director

Friday 23 June, 13.30-14.30, Lecture Theatre 201, Skempton Building (also on MS Teams)

Dervilla will reflect on her career and how it has evolved, with a particular emphasis on Terminal 5 at Heathrow, as it was such a pivotal and career enhancing project. From inception to completion Terminal 5 took 20 years, and at the time of construction was the largest construction project in Europe and was innovative in having a behavioural contract across all first tier suppliers and using a digital model for the design and construction. The T5 programme was designed to enhance the capacity of airport by 35million passengers and in 2018, 10 years after opening it handled just over 32 million passengers on 211,000 flights.

In her lecture she will also look forward and talk about the role of engineering in a more technology enabled world and how we might deliver transformational societal change.

Dervilla Mitchell is a Deputy Chair of Arup Group and Global Ethics Director.

Join the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering to celebrate the achievements of women in engineering with engineers from academia and industry

Friday 23 June, 17.30, Room 611, EEE Building

A team of postgraduate students from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has organised a special event for International Women in Engineering Day #INWED23 to highlight the work of the wonderful women in engineering.

Joining us to share their experience will be Dr Sonali Parbhoo from the EEE department’s Intelligent Systems and Networks research group, Clara Gila, an Imperial graduate and co-founder of Entailor, Professor Mina Vasalou, also an Imperial graduate and a professor of interaction design at the UCL Knowledge Lab, and Dr Jun Zhao, a senior researcher in the Department of Computer Science at Oxford University. Undergraduate students will also be presenting their work and current fields of interest.

All staff and students are welcome and refreshments will be provided.