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.
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.
In this guest blog post Henrietta Heald re-evaluates the life and work of WES’s first president, feminist and former engineer, Rachel Parsons.
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.
Coreen McGuire talks to Lynette Willoughby, a former engineer, teacher and president of the Women’s Engineering Society, about succeeding against the odds, ways of learning, and the importance of teachers.
Coreen McGuire talks to engineer and former Women’s Engineering Society president Dawn Bonfield about routes into engineering, the benefits of diversity in design, and the importance of storytelling.
This second blog post by Dr Emily Rees on Victorian naval engineer Henrietta Vansittart uses archival material to tell us more about her colourful and unconventional life.