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