International Women in Engineering Day began in the UK in 2014 as a national campaign from the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). Since then, INWED has grown, receiving UNESCO patronage in 2016 and going global the following year due to the interest and enthusiasm developed by the international audience and participants in the previous years.
The WES is an English charity, founded in 1919 at the end of the First World War, when women who had been employed in technical fields found it difficult, if not impossible, to continue working as engineers.
A change in the law to return women engineers to the home while others were admitted into the civil service and legal professions, led to the establishment of the organization.
This week’s podcast is dedicated to the day, and we have three interviews: with Women’s Engineering Society CEO, Elizabeth Donnelly; Abigail Dagadu, lead food scientist at Tetra Pak’s Denton facility; and Nienke van den Bergh, production/plant manager at FrieslandCampina.
We also have our weekly look at the global dairy markets with Liam Fenton at StoneX.