The Electrifying Women team, Emily Rees, Elizabeth Bruton and Graeme Gooday, reflect on what the project has learned over the last year from engaging with different audiences about the history of women in engineering.
One of the main aims of the project – to introduce more people to the history of women in engineering and thereby encourage more girls and women to find their place in the industry – still requires work. There are still many more audiences to reach and more stories to tell. This is why we need you! We want to provide the resources that you might need to deliver your own events, or to write a blog, or do your own research into the history of women in engineering.
On a cold and wet November evening, we entered the Stage@Leeds performing space for SHE, a public performance by final-year theatre and performance students at the University of Leeds. The enticing poster showed a young woman with a printed circuit board projected onto her face. Read more about how the students brought the lives of women in engineering and STEM to life.
This guest blog from creative writing specialist Hannah Stone reflects on her creative writing workshop with the Migrant Access Project + in Armley, Leeds.
Wikithons are an effective way to get more women’s careers and lives recorded online. Learn more about how an Electrifying Women and WES wikithon helped to make the internet less sexist.
Our Electrifying Women project was set up to look for new ways to share a better understanding of women’s long participation in engineering. While women’s voices from the past can be very difficult to recover, we can still use our creative skills to fill the gaps in the documentary story so that we can imagine what it was like to be a past female engineer. Read this blog to learn more about our creative writing workshops.