Why be a member of WES?

Image removed.WES is a community of people both in and out of STEM with the common goal of promoting women in engineering. Whether you want to lead engineering into the future, expand your network or make some new interesting friends, joining WES is a great place to start.







  • Be part of the largest and oldest network of women engineers in the UK.
  • Meet members online, at our events or through your regional cluster.
  • Discuss commonly faced issues, including work-life balance and career progression
  • Support WES and its campaign for gender diversity in engineering, IT and allied sciences.
  • Hear the latest news from WES in our quarterly journal and monthly e.newsletter.
  • Access to the the Members Area, member led content.
  • Join the MentorSET program.
  • Access to discounted rates and free tickets to relevant conferences and events. 
  • Free 15 minute legal consultation about a work place issue with one of our legal partners.
  • Full Members are eligible for the post-nominals MWES and Fellows are eligible for the post-nominals FWES.
  • Apply for or nominate people for the WES awards.
  • Write content for the Members’ area, Newsletter or Women Engineer Journal
  • Join a database of women engineers volunteering to speak at schools, University student events and award and competition judges.
  • Ability to join MentorSET as a mentor.
  • Apply for the 'She's an Engineer' feature 

Hear about opportunities:

  • to be interviewed by national and local media on subjects relevant to engineering and women in engineering
  • become a judge for an award or competition run by WES or one of our Partners

Get involved in our boards and committees:

  • Cluster Co-ordinator or committee member
  • Early Careers Board Member
  • University Groups Board Member
  • Apprentice Board Member
  • Active Student Group Member
  • Council Member

Please note that these roles and positions may be subject to an application process.

Membership Grades

We have different membership grades for all - men and those who do not have a background in STEM are welcome.

Becoming a WES member is easy - just sign up online for the level of membership that suits you, and enjoy the benefits that being a Member offers.

Not an engineer, but still want to support WES? Our Associate membership is the perfect way for male engineers, and men and women who are not engineers, technologist or scientists to support the aims of the Society. We are proud of the diversity of our membership and welcome individuals from all backgrounds and areas of expertise. No one is excluded or disadvantaged by not having the "right" qualifications or background.

Find out which level of WES membership suits you here.

Join WES online here

WES Awards rewarding Members who have gone above and beyond

The Isabel Hardwich Medal is presented to WES members who have made an outstanding contribution above the call of duty to the Society over a sustained period.

The Gillian Skinner Award recognises "behind the scenes" contributions to WES by volunteers.