PTC WEN Immediate Past Chairperson Dr. Juana Tapel was elected as a board member of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists at ICWES19 in New Zealand.

Dr. Jane Tapel was recently elected as a member of the board of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists at the 19th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Philippines will be hosting the ICWES20 from August 4 to 7, 2026. She also presented the details for the upcoming 20th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists collocated with the 10th Philippine Women Engineers and Scientists Summit (PWESS10) which will be held at the Clark Freeport and Economic Zone at Pampanga.

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PTC WEN Treasurer Dr. Evelyn Laurito presented her paper at ICWES 19, New Zealand.

Dr. Evelyn Laurito presented her paper “Engineering Innovation and the Circular Economy” at the 19th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists held on September 4-6, 2023, Aotea Center, Auckland, New Zealand. Her paper describes how Engineering Innovation can accelerate the transition to the Circular Economy and achieve the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Dr. Laurito is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Santo Tomas. She is active with UNIDO on Solid Waste Management and BAT/BEP on the elimination of persistent organic pollutants. She worked with GIZ of Germany on eLearning and development in Asia and Africa. At UST she started the CDIO (Conceive Design Implement Operate) Initiative. She gives training to Chemical Engineers, faculty and students on the benefits of Design Thinking and the Circular Economy. She is an active Fellow of the Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers and presently the Treasurer of the Philippine Technological Council Women Engineers Network.


INWES and Dr. Jane Tapel

As the chair of PTC WEN (Philippine Technological Council – Women Engineers Network) for seven (7) years, Dr. Tapel is the Philippines’ official representative to INWES-APNN, a platform for Asian women scientists and engineers to exchange information such as Asian women scientists’ organizations and policies and the current technology situation in every member country.

As the fifth chairperson of INWES-APNN, Dr. Tapel will succeed Dr. Ariunbolor Purvee of Mongolia when she starts her term of office next year. Previous chairpersons of the organization were Dr. Hyang Sook Yoo of Korea, Mrs. Kayoko Sugahara of Japan, and Dr. Chia-li Wu of Taiwan.

For a three-year term, Dr. Tapel will lead the INWES-APNN from 2023 to 2026. Dr. Tapel’s election is expected to boost the Philippines’ bid to host the International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES) in 2026. Established in 1964, ICWES is an international conference for engineers and scientists that takes place every three years in different countries around the world.

Aside from the APNN, INWES also has three other regional networks – the INWES – ARN (Africa Regional Network), INWES – Europe, and INWES-MENA (Middle East and North Africa).

PTC WEN efforts amidst COVID 19

Since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Women Engineers Network continue to be very active  in providing assistance to our frontliners and deprived communities, acting as frontliners themselves or giving the much needed support to hospitals and institutions.

A 3-part episode on Women Engineers in the Philippines, broadcast via the radio station  DZUP, Department of Women and Development Studies of the University of the Philippines will have officers from PTC WEN as special guests. The broadcast is hosted by Roselle Leah K. Rivera and will be aired on August 2, 9 and 16 from 12nn to 1 pm.

The first episode held last August 2 was participated by PTC WEN’s adviser Lydia Tansinsin of PIChE, Maribel Mena of SMEP, Archelle Baculi of PSME and Evelyn Laurito of PIChE. The group discussed the History of WEN and their experiences as women engineers in a male-dominated field.


Episode 3 with PTC WEN chair ENGR. JUANA T. TAPEL, PhD (PSABE) and Engr. EMILIANA P. DELA CRUZ (PSSE).


What is PTC WEN?

PTC WEN or the Women Engineers Network is an organization of women engineers representing the national engineering organizations under the umbrella of the Philippine Technological Council (PTC) and the Women Engineers of the Asean Federation of Engineering Organization (WEAFEO). Aware of the important role of engineering in the advancement of the social, economic, and industrial development of Philippines, its objectives are:

  • To promote understanding, goodwill and cooperation among women engineers
  • To promote and exchange ideas, concerns and experiences.
  • To support the purposes and objectives of the PTC and WEAFEO.
Member Organizations


2024 Forum on International Women in Engineering Day (June 2024)

.In celebration of the International Women in Engineering Day on June 23, 2022, the Philippine Technological Council Women Engineers Network (PTCWEN) will sponsor a Forum on Inventors and Innovators: # Imagine the Future 
Click this Zoom link to Join

2022 Forum on World Engineering Day and the International Women's Day

.In celebration of the World Engineering Day on March 4, 2022 and the International Women’s Day 2022 on March  8, The PTC Women Engineers Network will sponsor a Forum on Women Engineers: Engineering the Future. Click this Zoom link to Join

The 5th Philippine Women Engineers Summit  and INWES-APNN Conference and Meeting was  held on October 7-9, 2021 with the theme “Women Engineers and Scientists: Catalysts to Climate Action”. Click the image above for details of the conference.

2021 INWES-APNN PWES 5 Conference

Theme:  Women Engineers and Scientists: Catalysts for Climate Action

October 7-9. 2021
Royce Hotel & Casino 
Clark Field, Pampanga, Philippines

For Speakers and Presentations, Click here to view.

Organizing Committee


Lakambining Inhenyera 2021 Winners


The Women Engineers Network of the Philippine Technological Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 4th Search for Lakambining Inhenyera, a fund-raising activity and personality development quest for professional women engineers. Lakambining Inheyera 2021 is Engr. Mariz mansibang (PICE), 1st Runner-up is Engr. Beatrics Peralta (IECEP) and 2nd Runner-up is Engr. Mary jane bascos (PSME). Coronation was held last Oct 8, 2021, during the INWE-APNN- PWES5 Converence at the Royce Hotel, Clark, Pampanga.


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2023 Forum on International Women in Engineering Day (2023 INWED)

PTCWEN supports World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development. March 4, 2022.
WED is an opportunity to celebrate engineering and the contribution of the world’s engineers for a better, sustainable world.

June 19, 2021 2:00 P.M.
(Registration is Free)


This year we will be celebrating the amazing work that Filipina women engineers are doing, and not just to respond to the pandemic but also to support lives and livelihoods every day.
We salute our best, brightest and bravest women in engineering, who recognize a problem, and dare to be part of the solution; they are our everyday ‘Engineering Heroes’.
Forum Speakers
Dr. Corazon Aguilar-David, JD.MPA, ED.D
Sponsored by the Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines
University Professor, Consultant on Women and Children Cases, Human Rights
Advocacy Work
Engr. Maria Josenia Ramos-Bautro
Professional Electrical Engineer
Integrated Institute of Electrical Engineers
Engr. Rhea Tanzo
Metallurgical Engineer
Society of Metallurgical Engineers of the Philippines 
Engr. Eunice Chelzea Gallardo
President/CEO, Athena Halcyon Industrial
Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers


2021 International Women's Day Forum

Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day with our annual IWD Forum with this year’s theme “‘Women in Engineering: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World’. 
Our speakers will share how women in Chemical, Industrial, Civil. Electronics, Agriculture and Biosystems, and Sanitary Engineering are achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.

Forum Speakers

Engr. Susan Gallardo, Doc.Eng
Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers

 Engr. Nancy Eleria, Ph.D., ASEAN Eng

 Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers


USec. Maria Catalina Cabral, Ph.D.

Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers


Engr. Mishell Lawas, Ph.D.

Institute of Electronics Engineers of the



Engr. Marife Pesino, Ph.D.

Philippine Society of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineers


Engr. Aida Calma, MSME
Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers

Registration is FREE  
Register at 
until March 5. 2021 to receive the Zoom meeting ID and password.

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WEN Coffee Table Book


The first edition of Inspiring Filipina Engineers Coffee Table Book is now available. For further inquiries, you may contact Dr. May Rose C. Imperial  @ +639184222443 or at