The Academy collaborates with the following in delivering the Diversity and Inclusion Programme, including:

Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers  (AFBE)

AFBE-UK provides support and promotes higher achievements in Education and Engineering particularly among students and professionals from ethnic minority backgrounds.


Athena SWAN

The Academy is a founder member of Athena SWAN, it provides a Charter for Higher Education Institutions and departments which can demonstrate commitment to policies and practices that support the progression of women in academic science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical subjects.


Business in the Community (BITC)

The Academy is a member of the BiTC. Business in the Community is the oldest and largest business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business.


Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI)

The Academy is a member of ENEI which is a UK employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion in the workplace. ENEI offers a variety of services to its members such as providing best practice and legal advice, training, research, benchmarking, events and other services.



The Academy continues to work on employee - and employer- focused events supported by InterEngineering to raise the profile and level of debate of sexual orientation within engineering. The Academy proudly sponsored the launch of InterEngineering report: ‘Tackling homophobia in engineering’.


STEMM Disability Advisory Committee (STEMDAC)

The Academy is a founder member of the STEMM DAC, concerned with improving access to science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine subjects in education and careers.



The Academy and its Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Group employers worked with the WISE Campaign to develop an industry-led 10-point plan (10 Steps) to capture recognised good practice in order to  improve retention and progression of women. The Academy also sponsors the annual WISE Awards which showcase remarkable women and men whose stories are not widely known.


Women in Engineering Society (WES)

WES is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development. The Academy is a proud supporter and sponsor of the WES and International Women in Engineering Day, which is co-ordinated by WES on the 23 June annually.