The WomEng Fellowship provides a unique platform where students, sponsors, academics and industry can come together and share their experiences. The WomEng Fellowship, previously the SAWomEng Conference, has been held since 2005; initially, as a one day conference which quickly expanded to a National Conference.
WomEng Fellowship remains the only program which caters to provide the top female engineering students in South Africa with the necessary soft skills to succeed in industry, as well as providing a platform for innovative thinking through the technical challenge.
The technical challenge, which forms the backbone of the Fellowship week, provides student with first hand experience of working in a new engineering team with people from diverse backgrounds. The aim is to have the 70 hand picked delegates provide innovative solutions to real world problems. Other critical skills such as pitching an idea, presentation skills and meeting clients' expectations are learnt through this intense week.
An added bonus for the WomEng Fellowship is that companies are able to recruit top engineering talent from the country's finest engineering minds. WomEng exposes students to the working environment, and partners are able to present their companies and the latest opportunities available.
Furthermore, the Fellowship delegates engage in various other activities, including meeting leading women in industry, being assigned to and engaging with mentors (female engineers from our sponsoring companies), being exposed to various sponsoring companies and celebrating being women in engineering. Fellowship has, in the past, attracted speakers such as Minister of Science & Technolgy Naledi Pandor, City Press Editor Ferial Haffajee and Minister of Public Works, Honourable Geoffrey Doidge.