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The Women's Engineering Society is a United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegraph' use Britain as a synonym for the United Kingdom. Some prefer to use Britain as shortha ... professional learned society and networking body for women engineers, scientists and technologists. It was the first professional body set up for women working in all areas of engineering, predating the Society of Women Engineers The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is an international not-for-profit educational and service organization headquartered in the United States. The Society of Women Engineers is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for ch ... by around 30 years. History The society was formed on 23rd June 1919, after the First World War World War I, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1, also known as the First World War or the Great War, w ...
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Dawn Childs
Dawn Elizabeth Childs (; born 29 November 1970) is a British engineer who has moved between several engineering disciplines including mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering and civil engineering. She has been the first woman engineer in several Officer (armed forces), Officer posts in the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the first female head of engineering at a major international airport. Childs has a track record of developing women within her organisation as well as working to bring more women and girls into the discipline. Childs is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Pure Data Centre Group (Operations) Ltd, following her role as UK Change Director at National Grid plc. Education Childs was educated in Bedgebury Girls School and at the University of Bath where she read mechanical engineering. She continued with higher education on executive courses with a Master of Defence Administration from Cranfield University and a Master of Arts in defence studies from King's ...
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