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Women's Eng. Society
Inspiring women to achieve their potential as engineers, scientists and leaders and assisting educators, managers and employers in making this happen.
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WES Centenary 6h
A fascinating thread from adding to the story of aviatrix ✈ and spokeswoman for the Electrical Association for Women known as Mrs Pender Chalmers to members in 1930s.
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WES Centenary Aug 20
Crystallographer Kathleen Lonsdale 1903–71. 1 of 1st women elected Fellow of 1945. 1st woman tenured professor 1st woman president & of . Elected member 1946 in recognition of her “brilliant & important work"
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Electrifying Women Aug 20
In 1935, the Electrical Association for Women (directed by titan Caroline Haslett) presented the All-Electric House in Bristol designed to show women that the house should be totally electric, find more material like this
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WES Centenary Aug 19
Ira Rischowski 1899-1989 1st female student in 1919. 1936 she came to UK via to escape persecution, did domestic work until able to return to engineering. Joined She was interned in . No Wikipedia pg yet.
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WES Centenary Aug 18
Ethel H. Bailey American mechanical who began her working life in & went on to develop & equipment. Described as a 'trailblazer' by fellow engineer Margaret Ingels in 1952 speech. Member of 1896
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Women's Eng. Society Aug 18
Engineer of the Week No.72: Caroline Haslett (1895-1957), engineer, founding Secretary & president of the Women’s Engineering Society & the Electrical Association for Women
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WES Centenary Aug 17
Caroline Haslett 1st secretary of editor of The Woman Engineer. Co-founded Electrical Association for Women for benefits of electrical power to emancipate women from household chores, so they could pursue ambitions outside home b. 17 Aug 1895
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WES Centenary Aug 16
Joan Hughes 1 of 1st 8 female pilots in Air Transport Auxiliary in became only woman qualified to instruct on all types of military aircraft. Post war she was a flying instructor & 1 of UK's 1st female test pilots. Died 16 August 1993
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Women's Eng. Society Aug 16
Tomorrow it would be the first secretary of , Dame Caroline Haslett's birthday! We are now delighted to announce this year's Caroline Haslett & Lecture Awards Ceremony event which will be taking place on Wednesday 30 October! Please register here:
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WES Centenary Aug 15
Replying to @WES1919 @Wikipedia
Laura Annie Willson's signature on 1919 Memorandum of Association. She is listed in the Description columns as "wife of G H Willson, Machine Tool Maker". The other women signatories are also described as the 'wife of...' or spinster with no reference to their profession.
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WES Centenary Aug 15
Laura Annie Willson 1877–1942 & twice imprisoned for political activities. Started factory work age 10 & became 1 of founding members of 1st female member of Federation of House Builders. Born 15 Aug Has page
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Women's Eng. Society Aug 14
1st meet of University Groups Board 2019/20 👋 Vicky Regan Benien Issa Ellis Laird Sarah Seeruthun Tymele Deydier Helena Dodd Hannah Bernard-Bell & Tosin Sonubi
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Women's Eng. Society Aug 14
1st meet of University Groups Board 2019/20 👋 Vicky Regan Benien Issa Ellis Laird Sarah Seeruthun Tymele Deydier Helena Dodd Hannah Bernard-Bell & Tosin Sonubi
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WES Centenary Aug 13
1929 Margaret Partridge, Margaret Rowbotham, Beatrice Shilling & @ Women's Day @ Incorporated Municipal Electrical Assoc conference. Miss Partridge gave a lecture on women's work in electrification of rural . pg 450
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WES Centenary Aug 10
Kay Petre (1903–1994) in 1938. She was an early motor racing star but career ended after bad crash. In she was a food writer & later a motoring journalist then designed fabric patterns for interior of the Mini. D 10 August 1994
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Women's Eng. Society Aug 10
The first workshop is in London in October, and the second one will be in January, location tbc. Travel expenses and food for the day will be covered
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Women's Eng. Society Aug 10
You can find more info here: or email any questions to ymb@WES.org.uk
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Deborah Harris Aug 6
We're still open for applications! Ever thought of something that would really help you explain what you do? We can help you develop your idea and make it a reality 🚀🌱🔭🦠🧭🚙✈️🎶🎮🎨
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100VioletsChallenge Aug 10
Would you love to take part in but struggling for ideas? You could take inspiration from , a board game based on cell biology 🧬 How could you create a board game to help people learn about your area of ? £1500 available to do just that!
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School of Engineering Aug 9
For their centenary year, the Women's Engineering Society has put together a world map of ground-breaking female engineers from history – and several women who studied or taught at are featured. Find out more:
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