JWEF was established in 1992 for women engineers to achieve the objectives by networking and exchanging information.
The objectives are to improve each engineer’s skill, to create the comfortable working environment where women engineers can demonstrate own abilities, and to contribute to society in increasing the number of women engineers.
Japan experiences the industrial restructuring driven by specialization and advancement in science and technology. Accordingly, the mobility of engineering population and the diversity of career paths and responsibilities in the profession have been increasing.
Most of all, there has been a growing demand for engineers. Meanwhile, many women engineers have made significant contribution to the profession.
However, the absolute number of women engineers is still small. Also, the individual expertise is not always reflected on current human resources for engineering.
JWEF promotes networking among women engineers who often leave to be isolated in their workplaces, such as enterprises, educational and research institutes.
We hold various training courses across sectors and fields. These activities provide opportunities for women to achieve the self-development as well as to be empowered to play an active role in the profession.
Furthermore, JWEF conducts various researches and studies, and develops socially influential recommendations based on the findings.