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AMPP celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

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World Pipelines,

On June 23, 2024, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) will celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), marking an annual global tribute to women in the engineering field.

This year, AMPP is launching a dual social media initiative to celebrate women's dynamic impact in materials engineering, corrosion control, and protective coatings. The campaign will feature personal insights from AMPP’s women members about their professional journeys and the unique perspectives they bring to their specialties. Concurrently, AMPP will spotlight historical women engineers who have broken barriers and pioneered advancements in materials science, corrosion prevention, and more.

“We honour both the trailblazers of the past and the innovators of today,” said Kristin Leonard, Chair of the AMPP Global Centre Board of Directors. “By sharing these powerful stories, we aim to illuminate the path for future generations of women engineers and underscore our commitment to narrowing the gender and salary gaps in engineering disciplines."

Statistics from the Society of Women Engineers show that only 14% of engineers are women, and there is a persistent salary gap and underrepresentation in senior positions.

"Recognising the invaluable contributions of women in engineering is essential for fostering innovation and inclusive growth,” said AMPP CEO Alan Thomas. “Through initiatives like Women of AMPP and the ongoing support from our EMERG programme, we strive to create a supportive environment that empowers women and promotes diversity within the engineering community."

Established in 1993 and rooted in the legacy of the Women’s Engineering Society founded on June 23, 1919, INWED has been endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as a significant acknowledgment of women's contributions to engineering post-World War I.

As AMPP celebrates International Women in Engineering Day, the organisation invites its members, partners, and the broader community to engage with and share these empowering stories using the hashtag #WomenOfAMPP.



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