Star Refrigeration celebrates International Women in Engineering Day 2022
Podcast brings Women in RACHP together to showcase careers within the sector
Star Refrigeration have partnered with the Institute of Refrigeration’s Women in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat pump (WiRACHP) Network Group to sponsor women participating in a podcast to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on 23rd June 2022. To commemorate the 9th annual event, the network will bring women working in the industry together to share their experiences of working in the sector.
2022’s INWED theme is Inventors and Innovators #ImagineTheFuture and the event will focus on inspiring women to join the engineering field, so they can expand their opportunities and make a difference. INWED aims to raise the profile of female engineers around the world – Data from June 2021 indicates that only 16.5% of UK engineers are women, so they still remain under-represented within the industry.
The podcast panellists will be drawn from both technical and non-technical backgrounds in an attempt to highlight the range of career paths open to women in the RACHP sector. As well as sharing their experiences, participants will discuss the benefits of being a member of the WiRACHP network, to motivate women interested in pursuing careers in engineering.
Star Refrigeration has been a sponsor of the INWED annual event for multiple years running and has previously supported numerous events aimed at encouraging women into engineering and raising the profile of female engineers.
Astrid Prado, Head of Marketing at Star Refrigeration, said, “If RACHP engineering is to advance, the sector must do more to inspire and include women. Female innovators and inventors will play a big part in shaping future change, and as sponsors of this event, we’re proud to be encouraging equality in the engineering field.”
Star has also supported several educational drives designed to encourage women to enter into STEM fields, including the global initiative FemEng, an international collaborative project that encourages women and girls to take up careers in engineering and science.
Ms Prado added, “We’re committed to addressing the gender imbalance in engineering and helping women to reach their potential so they can contribute and make a positive impact. We trust the podcast and this year’s INWED events will persuade more women and girls to enter into a field that has traditionally been male-dominated.”
International Women in Engineering Day was started in 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society, as a national campaign – since then, the event has gone global, receiving UNESCO patronage in 2016.
To listen to the live WiRACHP podcast register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpfuupqjoqHdTHaYProZWFs3Z4Evzdc77A
To find out more about INWED2022 visit https://www.inwed.org.uk