We are pleased to announce the publication of:

“Women’s Contributions to Science and Technology Through ICWES Conferences”

Authors: Monique Frize, Claire Deschênes, Ruby Heap, with collaboration of Karine Laporte. Foreword by Jill S. Tietjen and Gail Mattson.

Springer International Publishing, Women in Engineering and Science book series, January 2024, DOI 10.1007/978-3-031-33800-7

Women’s Contributions to Science and Technology Through ICWES Conferences

This book documents the history of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths). It demonstrates the leadership and vision of women in male-dominated STEM professions, and the continuous efforts of women involved in STEM, since 1964, to establish modes of networking and sharing their contributions in STEM and gender issues. This effort was carried out by volunteers, continuing the ICWES conferences over a period of 59 years.

Over 18 chapters, the book discusses many aspects of the legacy of The International Conferences of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES).

The authors hope that everyone interested in the topic of women in STEM, – and especially INWES members -, will be drawn to the history of the ICWES conferences, which led to the creation of INWES and CIWES-ICFIS. They also hope to inspire women and girls, men and boys, to study and work in STEM fields.