The Electrifying Women project is reaching out to colleagues who can help to collectively develop a more inclusive version of its international history of women in twentieth-century engineering and science. Already signed up to the network are the International Network of Women in Engineering and Sciences (INWES), the Canadian Institute for Women in Engineering and Sciences (CIWES), the Archives of the Society of … Read more
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.
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.
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.