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The way we have dealt with the last 12 months is with a positive attitude, laughter and not being afraid to ask for help. Sharon Monelle View story Read quote by Sharon Monelle

“Making a meaningful and enduring difference” – your impact in 2022-23

Our CEO Jane shares her thoughts on how your support helped us make a real difference for engineers and their families around the world.

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From struggling graduate to thriving role model: my neurodiversity story

Award winning engineer Martin shares his inspirational story of overcoming challenges in a neurotypical world.

Important conversations: Let’s talk about bullying

Our recent webinar guest speaker Jonathan Wilson retired early due to a traumatic experience of workplace bullying. This is his story.