International Women in Engineering Day is dedicated to celebrating and recognising all women within the engineering industry. The overall aim of International Women in Engineering Day, which will take place on 23 June, is to raise the profile of women in engineering and encourage others to pursue education and career opportunities within the industry. Read more here.
The Tipper Group, established by The Welding Institute, was formed in 2016 to meet the need for representation and awareness of a professional and inclusive culture that supports the development of engineers and technicians irrespective of gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, beliefs, (dis)abilities, and socio-economic background.
Throughout The Welding Institute’s work with the Tipper Group, we have been involved in events supporting the encouragement and engagement of young people with the engineering profession, such as with the annual defect detectives’ day. Activities such as this allow the Institute to use our connections with TWI Ltd and its group companies to promote the engineering profession to all young people and help change the stereotypes of the industry, including with regard to gender.
The Welding Institute also actively encourages our Members to get involved with the Tipper Group, including using it as an opportunity to gain advice on professional membership and registration. Read some of our Member case studies here:
The main objectives of The Tipper Group are to create an unconscious bias, develop individuals’ confidence, support career progression and peer-to-peer learning, encourage and support an improved work / life balance, mentor one-another, seek quotas in shortlists for senior roles, and increase the overall profile of The Tipper Group through The Welding Institute’s website and social media.
International Women in Engineering Day will be taking place on 23 June, 2020. Get involved by sending them details of how you will be celebrating the day!
For more details check out INWED’s website and see how you can get involved here!
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