The WFEO GREE Women in Engineering Award, was first announced during WFEO’s 50th Anniversary celebration at UNESCO headquarters in Paris in March 2018, with its sponsor GREE Electric Appliances. This is the first global Award to acknowledge and give visibility to outstanding women engineers, for their professional excellence and contribution to engineering for the good of people and planet.
The 2020 WFEO GREE Women in Engineering Award Winner is Elvira Fortunato from Portugal. She will be invited to attend the WES2021 Conference and WFEO General Assembly in San José, Costa Rica. The WFEO Awards Committee recognized with Highly Commended Entries, four more nominees, thus extending this important award on a multi-continental level. They will be invited to give a short speech at the awarding ceremony:
It was a very intensive exchange of practical professional and personal experiences, of project findings and ideas for approaches to gender equality. A summary of important points and first YesWePlan! project findings was submitted to Ms Schneider after the meeting:
The participating women Architects and Civil Engineers agree: “This form of dialogue was very inspiring and thought provoking and an excellent way to transport experiences from profession to politics and vice versa!”
A digital projection of the works and designs of Austrian female Architects and Engineers in public places – This Exhibition is currently shown in the city of Klagenfurt: The aim of the exhibition, which originally was shown as a real live exhibition in several places in and outside of Austria and was then digitalized is raising the visibility of female professional excellence in Architecture and Engineering. It was initiated by the Committee of Female Architects and Engineers in the BKZT and will be displayed as a best practice example in the YesWePlan! Project.
The spanish organisation Nuestras Arquitectas have launched a photo contest to help raising awareness and recognition on the contribution of women architects in order to disseminate and socialize the architectural works produced by women to our society. See the Link to find out more.
The YesWePlan! Flyers have been printed and were already distributed at the event “ZTinnen Tage” in Linz, where Austrian female Architects and Engineering Consultants came together for lectures and networking.
The first visible results of the projects are available. The country reports give an insight into the legal and practical framework of the professions of Architects and Civil Engineers and of general aspects of gender equality in each partner country.
They build the first part of the so-called “Compendium 4 in 1” that will combine the project results at a view (1. Country Reports / 2. Best Practice Examples / 3. Career Tracker / 4. Strategic Considerations and Policy Recommendations).
Click here to be forwarded to the Country Reports:
Visit the slider at the starting page of the YesWePlan! Website and you will find examples of female professional excellence in the field of Architecture and Civil Engineering from the project partner countries (work in progress). Click through and enjoy!