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.
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.
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.
How did one of Germany’s very first female engineers end up working in Britain during World War 2? The little-known story of Ira Rischowski is certainly not one of espionage. Hers is instead a drama of escape from Nazi persecution and narrowing opportunities until she was able to join the UK’s Women’s Engineering Society (WES).