She's an Engineer

She's an Engineer features the lives and stories of our inspiring women engineers who are Members of WES.

The content is designed to help guide career choices, encourage through a network of role models and educate on engineering as a profession for those just setting out in the world of work or those considering a career or sector change. 

The "She's an Engineer" profiles are a unique benefit and great opportunity for our members to showcase their own engineering experiences, to be highlighted as role models and be active promoters of engineering to women and girls.


Please navigate our role models by sector, you will be surprised how varied and rich your role can be as an engineer.

Members can also access the downloadable outreach resources


    The defence sector contains any company involved in the design and manufacture of defence equipment and the research and development associated with this.

    For example:

    • Engineering service personnel
    • Civilians working in the armed forces
    • Suppliers and consultants to the military.  


    Education is the process of enabling learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and qualifications. Educational can come in many forms include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion and directed research.


    The energy sector involves the production and distribution of energy.

    Examples include: 

    • fossil fuels:  petroleum industries (oil companies, petroleum refiners, fuel transport and end-user sales at gas stations), coal industries (extraction and processing) and natural gas industries (natural gas extraction, and coal gas manufacture, as well as distribution and sales) 

    • electrical power: electricity generation and electric power distribution and sales 

    • nuclear power 

    • renewable energies: hydroelectric power, wind power, and solar power generation and manufacture, distribution and sale of alternative fuels 

    • traditional energy industry based on the collection and distribution of firewood 


    Entertainment is any activity that is interesting, fun and or educational.  Engineers in this sector work to make sure your free time is spent safely and is there when you want it. For example:

    • Designing and maintaining rollercoasters 
    • Developing video games or apps
    • Sound engineers for TV and film
    • Museum engineers maintaining equipment for the next generation to enjoy. 


    The healthcare sector provides medical services, manufacture medical equipment or drugs, provide medical insurance, or otherwise facilitate the provision of healthcare to patients. 


    Infrastructure are the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities in this case the engineer work on buildings, roads, power supplies, ect. These buildings, utilities and transport routes are needed for everyday life and keep the world moving. 


    Legal engineering lies at the interface between law and technology. Legal engineers use their legal knowledge and combine that with technological know-how and project management experience to optimise existing products, services and processes but also to create new solutions to specific problems faced by clients, using a combination of technology and tools.


    Manufacturing is make something on a large scale using machinery, today this includes automated factories as well as those full of highly skilled engineers. They might be manufacturing super cars, your favourite Christmas chocolates or life saving medicine. 


    Safety engineering is a field of engineering that deals with accident prevention, reducing the risks associated with human error, and deriving safety benefits from engineered systems and designs.


    Software engineers design and develop computer games, business applications, network control systems, and software operating systems. They are experts in the theory of computing software and the limitations of the hardware they design for. 


    The transportation sector provides services to move people or goods, as well as transportation infrastructures. Transport includes air freight and logistics, airlines, marine, road and rail. For instance automotive engineers could be involved in car design, manufacture, maintenance, road design and motorsport. 

    The sectors are a live space and will continue to grow as the profile library grows. If you have an idea for a sector and a description for a generic audience please email