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2018 WFEO GREE Women in Engineering Award





As the peak international body for engineers, the World Federation of Engineering Organizations is willing to promote social diversity, inclusion, and gender equality in engineering. During its 50th Anniversary celebration at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, WFEO was proud to announce with its sponsor GREE Electric Appliances a new Award meant to bring recognition and visibility to outstanding women engineers, having shown professional excellence and social impact in their work, and showing the potential to be an empowerment model and a leader in their field of action.


The WFEO GREE Women in Engineering Award will be delivered yearly from 2018.
The Application can be sent directly from the individuals or by an engineering Institution that is a National Member or International Member of WFEO. However, for direct Application, an endorsement from a National Member of WFEO is required. The Applicant can make enquiry to the WFEO Headquarters if he/she does not have contact of the National Member closest to him/her.


The Award consists of a medal, a certificate, and a cash prize of $1,000 (USD). The first presentation will be during the WFEO Executive Council and the Global Engineering Congress in London, October 2018.




GREE Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai is a diversified international industrial group, whose business covers residential air conditioners, central air conditioners, intelligent equipment, home appliances, air source water heaters, smart phones, , home appliances, refrigerators, etc. In 2015, GREE ranked No. 385 in Forbes Global 2000 and No. 1 in household appliances industry.




WFEO is the global body for the engineering profession. Founded in 1968, we have national members from about 90 countries representing more than 30 million engineers. We work to influence international institutions, to promote globally agreed good practice and to address the challenges of sustainable development around the world. Through these activities, we regularly engage with governments, policy-makers and United Nations leaders to present the engineering perspective. We are a member of the United Nations Social and Economic Council and we co-lead the UN Science and Technology Major Group. We are an official partner of UNESCO and our secretariat is based at their headquarters in Paris.


Who can apply ?


Any woman with a degree in engineering, currently active and with records of activities in one or several professional fields related to engineering: industry, consultancy, entrepreneurship, academia, public sector, NGOs.


Evaluation process and criteria


  • • The WFEO Award Committee members (6 WFEO representatives from as many countries, and a representative from GREE) will individually assess the    candidates.
  • • The overall assessments will be collected by the Chair of the Award Committee, Eng. Mustafa Shehu (Nigeria) with support from the WFEO Secretariat.
  • • Accordingly to WFEO’s Rules of Procedures, art. 3.1, the Chair of the Award Committee will make an awardee recommendation to the WFEO’s Executive    Council, which will make the final decision.


The Award Committee will reward a woman engineer, meeting at least one of the following criteria and as much as possible all of them:


  • • Outstanding accomplishment by the standards of a professional field
  • • Social impact and ability to showcase actions as an empowerment model
  • • Development potential as a social/science/education/economic leader


Timeline for the 2018 Award


  • • May 11: WFEO issues the call for nominations through its member organizations and network.
  • • July 15: nominations deadline.
  • • July 25: the Chair of the Award Committee reports on the candidates and proposes an awardee.
  • • July 30: the Executive Council final decision is announced by WFEO President.
  • • October 22: awarding ceremony at WFEO Executive Council Gala Dinner in London.





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