The International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES) met for the first time in 1964. Who were the women from around the world who attended? This blog post explores the significance of ICWES’s early meetings for the transnational cooperation between women in STEM.
In this guest blog, Henrietta Heald explores the pioneering work of Mary Parsons, Countess of Rosse, in astronomy, engineering and photography.
In this guest blog, Nina Baker explores the women’s organisations that promoted the use of electricity, gas and coal in the home in the United Kingdom in the 20th century.
This blog explores the career and work of Miriam Sebaggala (née Muwanga), perhaps the first woman engineer in Uganda.
In this guest blog, Animesh Chatterjee examines how Amy Johnson’s achievements were interpreted in writings on the British Empire, women’s education, and traditionalist viewpoints in colonial India.
Anne Locker from the IET archives explores the most recent projects and events on the history of women in engineering and the progress that has been made as a result.
In this guest blog post Henrietta Heald re-evaluates the life and work of WES’s first president, feminist and former engineer, Rachel Parsons.
A review of Henrietta Heald’s 2019 book exploring the founding of the Women’s Engineering Society and the lives of founder Rachel Parsons and the first secretary Caroline Haslett.
In this blog Graeme Gooday uncovers the stories of women engineers from Asia and Africa as written about in The Woman Engineer, journal of the UK’s Women’s Engineering Society.
This guest blog, written by Helen Close et al., looks at the remarkable career of mechanical engineer Verena Holmes, through newly uncovered archive material, including personal letters and diaries.