Committee on Women in Engineering (WIE)

Women in Engineering (WIE) is a Standing Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations with the purpose of Empowering Women in Engineering and Technology.

Engineering Workforce Diversity

Leadership and Empowerment

Engineering Strategic Indicators

Background

There is a global effort to build and enhance the capacity of women generally in order to participate in the Social and Economic development of nations. However, greater effort is needed to enhance the participation of women in Engineering and Technology in various fora for Leadership and Technological advancement.

The need to empower Women in Engineering and Technology and encourage equal opportunities for professional development and achievement to the WFEO and the society at large led to WIE Committee been set up. This was to help increase the visibility and participation of women engineers within WFEO while also helping to boost their capability and leadership skills to achieve a high level of commitment, competency and responsibility towards the society.

Vision for WFEO-WIE

To have women and men engineers, in equal opportunity, work to constructively resolve international and national issues, using the strength of their diversity and their differences for the benefit of humanity.

Mission Statement for WFEO-WIE

To develop and confirm its position on the new social challenges of participation and leadership of professional women in a sustainable way, by offering support to enhance a concrete comprehension of the activities for our by WFEO member nations in order to integrate the gender dimension in their organizational activities and in the engineering profession in general, while helping in improving the representation of women engineers within WFEO’s organizations in attracting and retaining young females interested in becoming engineering professionals worldwide.

Operating Principles

The WFEO-WIE shall amongst others facilitate programmes and activities that will increase the visibility of women in the WFEO by getting actively involved in the other standing technical committees as Engineers in Practice. The collaboration with other committees to achieve some of its desired goals in contributing towards sectorial growth will be enhanced.

The committee intends to work with the regional representative members of WIE and other committees to carry out the theme agenda.

WFEO-WIE has Chairman and a Secretary. The Newsletter is being managed by Reine Essidmoje (Cameroon & France). Due to the withdrawal of sponsorship to Suzelle Barrington (Canada), Stacey DelVecchio, (USA) is now the Secretary of the committee.



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