We want to strive towards gender equity among all genders in engineering fields, and see a greater participation and retention of women in research and engineering.

Our Mission

The WREN provides a channel to promote international collaboration between women research engineers and increase the awareness of leaders to implement policies that support women in their academic careers.

Connect with other women

Act as a channel for early-, mid- and senior-career women in engineering to connect with one another through fostering of international collaborations, such as grant proposals, joint publications, and co-teaching partnerships

International Collaboration

Sustain relationships with existing international partners and understand their specific needs

Career Resources

Equip members with the tools to progress in their careers

Make Change

Advocating for women through grassroots approaches to address factors preventing women from career advancement


We believe in creating a more sustainable and more equitable world by embracing diversity and inclusivity so women can have longer-term, more satisfying careers in engineering.

The Committee

The committee of the WREN is made up of research engineers from universities around the world. The committee members specialise in different engineering disciplines and come from diverse backgrounds.  

Dr Emily Yap


Dr Jingjing Liu


Dr Marcella Bernardo

Events Coordinator

Flávia Tuane Ferreira Moraes

Communications Coordinator

Dr Yeganeh Baghi

Website Coordinator

Prof. Dr Julia Mendes

Brazil Representative

Ts. Dr Nishata Royan

Malaysia Representative

Dr Vita Wonoputri

Indonesia Representative

Dr Mainã Portella Garcia

Industry Representative

Asst. Prof. Jeniffer de Nadae

Committee Member

Former Committee Members

The women who were part of the committee and made it possible to establish the network.

Ina Oestroem

Ms Grace Kennedy

Dr Apsara Jayasekara

Prof. Vera Lúcia Arantes

Prof. Janaina Mascarenhas 

Dr Ashley Ansari 


The WREN was launched in April 2021, initially as a collaboration between Australia and Brazil. Since then, WREN has partnered with other organisations, expanding its regions to the ASEAN.

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WREN is by women for women

As a network striving for gender equity, WREN aims to amplify the voices of women in all areas and thank them for their support and amazing work! 

UX / UI Designer

Jasmine Ryan

Brand Designer

Prof. Rafaella Lopes Pereira Peres

Join our Network

Be part of a network where you can connect with peers around the world, find opportunities, celebrate women’s achievements, and work together towards a gender-equal research community.

Interested in getting involved?

We are always looking for new partners and volunteers to chase the shared vision of a gender-equal engineering research community. If you want to support women researchers in engineering and are keen to be part of a women-led team, reach out to us!