By Women's Engineering Society

"Women’s Engineering Society (WES) are delighted to once again be celebrating Tomorrow’s Engineers Week by arranging our seventh WES Lottie Tour to show how varied and exciting it is to work in engineering.

"The WES Lottie Tour was created by the Women's Engineering Society Early Careers Board (WES ECB) and the people who gave birth to Lottie - Arklu. The aim of the tour is to capture the interest of a younger engineering audience, by showing current engineers 'touring' with Lottie Dolls. Lottie is a doll that is based on the average proportions of a 9 year old girl rather than an adult, and aims to promote the empowerment of children by encouraging kids to be themselves, to play imaginatively and adventurously and to have fun! If a young girl can see a doll that looks like them or shares their hobbies, then they can start to imagine themselves going into STEM, and hopefully this can keep their passion for STEM subjects going when they progress through school and on to university.

"The idea of the WES Lottie tour is for organisations to have a Lottie Doll that they use to showcase the engineering opportunities within their departments. During Tomorrow’s Engineers Week they post photos on social media of Lottie doing everyday engineering work which are shared worldwide. The WES Lottie Tour is sponsored by McLaren Racing, Fugro and GKN Automotive."

Read the full blog on the EngineeringUK website.