International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) has become a highlight of the Rochester Bridge Trust’s education calendar, as an opportunity to hold events to encourage and inspire a wider audience of potential civil engineers.
The need to keep safe and socially distant means we’ve had to significantly scale down our participation in this year’s event. Instead of bringing guests into our activities, we’ve decided to introduce a few people in our team and highlight some of the many ways they are making a difference to the world.
Education Officer Claire Saunders explains: “The theme of this year’s INWED is Shape the World, particularly in relation to UNESCO’s 17 goals for sustainable development. These goals aim to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all and address the many global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation.
“At first it may not be obvious how the Trust can work towards the full list of 17 goals, but the good news is we’re already doing so in some cases. In this presentation we highlight a few of the things we’re doing, and for the remaining numbers we’re already considering how these can be addressed.”