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The IET Women-in-Engineering section of the Institution of Engineering and Technology in Ghana (IET-GH WiE) was formally inaugurated on 16th November 2019 during the IET-GH 33rd Annual General Meeting at Kumasi Technical University (KTU).

Women in engineering are indispensable contributors to the development and progress of our society. Recognizing the significance of their role, IET-Gh is dedicated to promoting gender diversity within engineering and providing support for women to excel in this field. 

The Government of Ghana recognizes the importance of girls and women in STEM and TVET education and practice. They have initiated several programs and policies aimed at promoting gender equality in these areas. Furthermore, gender equality is a fundamental principle of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and it acknowledges that the active participation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is essential for achieving these goals.

At IET-Ghana, our commitment extends to aligning with the perspectives and initiatives of the Government of Ghana and the United Nations, in the areas of Girls and Women in STEM and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), by fostering diversity and inclusion within engineering.


The WIE section of IET-GH supervises the execution and implementation of all decisions and functions as directed by the IET-GH Council, which affect the female members of the Institution. It also assists in implementing programmes and activities for female members and young women who may be interested in engineering, such as seminars, workshops, and field trips. Further, it aims to establish branches in the engineering firms that provide the bulk of its members.


Continually advocating for gender equality and equal opportunities for girls and women in engineering.

Education and Training

Offering resources and opportunities for women to enhance their engineering skills and knowledge


Providing mentorship programs to nurture and guide women engineers at all career stages.


Facilitating opportunities for women to connect with peers and mentors within the industry.


Celebrating the accomplishments of women engineers to inspire future generations.


Membership with IET-Ghana offers various benefits for women in engineering:

  1. 1. Exclusive access to networking events and conferences.
  2. 2. Professional development opportunities such as workshops, webinars, field trips, and trainings.
  3. 3. Eligibility for scholarships and grants.
  4. 4. Participation in committees and working groups focused on advancing gender diversity in engineering.
  5. 5. Industrial attachment opportunities for female engineering students.


IET-GH WIE is strongly aware that numbers of women in engineering are low in Ghana and around the world. Outreach and education on engineering and technology career pathways are important missions for IET-GH WIE. Members are available to speak to schools, clubs, teachers, and parents about options for girls interested in engineering careers, and ways to get girls interested in engineering and technology so that they consider these fields for their future careers.

To date, IET-GH WIE has reached out to over 1,000 girls in junior and senior high schools offering Science. We actively engage in outreach programs aimed at encouraging young girls and women to pursue careers in engineering, in collaboration with the Government of Ghana. These programs include workshops, seminars, and awareness campaigns conducted in partnership with secondary and tertiary educational institutions, the Ghana Education Service, as well as other partners.


Our involvement in projects and programs to address gender disparities in engineering remains steadfast, aligning with the Government of Ghana’s initiatives:

  1. STEM Education Initiatives: Collaborating with educational institutions to develop STEM programs that encourage female participation.
  2. Engineering Career Fairs: Organizing career fairs to connect women engineers with potential employers.
  3. Girls in STEM and TVET Scholarships: Providing scholarships to support girls pursuing STEM education.

Some of our recent activities include: mentorship for girls and women in STEM and TVET, collaboration with World University Service of Canada (WUSC) in Accra, Takoradi and Kumasi (2021 to date); Mentorship Program for basic and senior high schools in Sunyani (July 2023), Scholarship scheme in collaboration with IET-Gh President started in 2022, IET-WiE Conference (August 2021), outreach at Aburi Girls Senior High School. (2020), in addition to several professional development seminars, workshops, trainings and webinars.



Our mentoring initiatives offer invaluable support and guidance to students entering or considering fields in engineering or technology, as well and women engineers who are looking to advance in their chosen fields. Experienced professionals in our network serve as mentors, sharing their wisdom, experiences, and insights to help girls and women overcome challenges and achieve their professional goals.


The membership of IET-GH WIE consists of female members of all classes of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Ghana, and includes Fellows, Professional Engineers, Engineering Technologists, Affiliates, and Graduates and Student Members.



Activity and structure

Target Group

Location and tentative venues


Feb 18, Friday

Guidance and Counseling Week Celebration

Upper Primary Schools

Senior High Schools

(500 learners)

Venue: Ghanata Senior High, Dodowa


Apr 28, Thursday

International Girls in ICT Day


Senior High Schools,

T-VET, Tertiary Engineering Students



Jun 23, Thursday

International Women in Engineering


Plenary and Field Visit

Professionals / Practitioners, especially Female Engineers

in the District Assemblies



Oct 11, Tuesday

International Day of the Girl Child

Workshop and Field visit

Primary (Upper)






Female WiE Members

The membership of IET-GH WiE consists of over 100 female members of all classes of IET-GH, including Fellows, Professional Engineers, Engineering Technologists, Affiliates, and Graduate and Student Members


IET-Ghana is deeply committed to creating an inclusive environment where women in engineering can thrive. We aim to build a more diverse, innovative, and prosperous engineering community, empowering women to contribute significantly to the advancement of society and the nation. 

Join us in shaping a brighter future for the engineering profession and the world.

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