The WEST Fund was established in memory of Ros Wall who was instrumental in setting up a range of local and national projects to encourage women and girls to take up careers in non-traditional roles in Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment.

WEST is a voluntary organisation based in Sheffield and run by a group of trustees who have been involved in this area since the 1980s. Every year WEST makes small bursaries to offer practical support to women and girls who are learning or working in a non-traditional role or would like to do start to do this. For the last five years the bursary money has been raised through an annual film night.

Since 2013 WEST has also been working with three partners and other organisations to encourage girls and women in Sheffield to get involved in subjects and careers that they might not usually consider.

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17 Feb 2017

Celebrate International Women's Day

…with us this Wednesday 8 March!
You are invited to the launch of our brilliant new kids’ activity book featuring six real-life and inspiring women engineers

  • Pick up free copies of this excellent and engaging book aimed at girls and boys aged 7 – 9
  • Meet Terri the Civil Engineer, Aisha the Powergrid Engineer, Amanda the Aeronautical Engineer and others in person – and hear what inspired them
  • Find out how WEST can run free events at your school with female engineers
  • Free refreshments and nibbles, and the chance for a game of bowling and table football with female engineers!
  • Also find out about Virgin Money’s Make £5 Grow project for primary schools

Wednesday 8 March 
4.30pm (4pm for nibbles and refreshments)
Virgin Money Lounge, 66 Fargate, Sheffield S1 2HE

Places are free, but limited – so book now:

Yes We Can Too! book launch flyer pdf

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Yes We Can Too! Kids activity book launch >
4pm refreshments, 4.30pm book launch Wednesday 08 March 2017
Virgin Money Lounge, 66 Fargate, Sheffield S1 2HE

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