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International Women in Engineering Day 2022

Ashford Museum has partnered with Highworth School to celebrate the birth of Verena Holmes at Highworth and promote women in engineering.

These pages are an online copy of the display that will be presented at Highworth School on 23 June 2022, International Women in Engineering Day and Verena Holmes Birthday.

Despite Verena Holmes and her co-founder’s forming the Women’s Engineering Society in 1919, in 2020 only 10.4% of engineering professionals are women.

Our thanks to engineers from Ashford who have told their story to encourage young women to consider a career in engineering.

Tap on the images for details.

Verena Homes

She’s an Engineer *

Practising Engineers
Tomorrow’s Engineers

A Career in Engineering

* Acknowledgement to the Women’s Engineering Society for use of the phrase ‘She’s an Engineer

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