ENSTA Bretagne : table ronde en présence d'ingénieures et apprenties ingénieures

"100 women, 100 professions: the future of engineering is female": 11th edition

ENSTA Bretagne
On Thursday March 24, ENSTA Bretagne hosted "100 women, 100 professions: the future of engineering is female", an initiative led by UIMM Finistère aimed at demystifying the engineering profession for women and inspiring female students to pursue such a career.

For this 11th edition, ENSTA Bretagne was delighted to welcome some fifty female students from three high schools in Finistère.
This event was organized around 4 different stages: 

  1. Welcome, with a presentation of the initiative and of ENSTA Bretagne
  2. Roundtable discussion attended by 5 women engineers working in very different sectors and on very different themes, as well as two female co-operative engineers still studying
    • Sidonie Hibral, Sonar R&D engineer, Thales
    • Florence Clech, Operational Process Lead, Naval Group
    • Blandine Laurent, Mechanical Engineer, Kohler
    • Bénédicte Ezvan, Head of Professional Product & Service Development, SHOM
    • Célia Caër, Research Engineer, ENSTA Bretagne
    • Candice Béasse, co-operative engineer at ENSTA Bretagne
    • Katell Le Goff, co-operative engineer at ENSTA Bretagne
  3. Tour of the campus, student and research activities
  4. Discussions & debriefing in the afternoon.

Thanks to this half day of meetings and discussions, the female high school students were able to gain a clearer insight into the engineering profession for women and its myriad facets. They could each ask any questions they had and find out about the different admission channels.

ENSTA Bretagne would like to thank everyone who got involved in making this event such a success: UIMM29 for leading this initiative and its partners, the association Elles Bougent as well as all of the graduates, staff and students who took part in this event. 

ENSTA Bretagne holds other initiatives annually, including "L codent L Créent" to promote the engineering profession for women among female students, who make up 28% of student numbers in engineering schools (Conference of Deans of French Schools of Engineering (CDEFI) figure for 2021).

ENSTA Bretagne : table ronde incluant des témoignages d'ingénieures

Roundtable discussion attended by women engineers and female co-operative engineers

ENSTA Bretagne : présentation d'activités étudiantes, la coupe de France de robotique

Tour of the campus and presentation of student activities

ENSTA Bretagne : présentation du centre de recherche et des moyens d'essais en mécanique

Tour of the campus and discovery of research activities and experimental facilities