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Happy International Women in Engineering Day 2017

 

 

Posted: 23rd June 2017

 

 

www.inwed.org.uk @inwed1919 #inwed17 #we50 #menasallies

International Women in Engineering Day returns on 23 June around the world for its fourth year running.

Set up in 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary, this national, and now international, awareness day focuses attention on the amazing careers in engineering and technical roles, especially for girls and young women, and celebrates the achievements of women engineers.

INWED is a fun and inspiring way for schools, colleges and universities to encourage students to take up engineering careers, but also companies, professional organisations, government and individuals to showcase their commitment to diversity.

It will feature hundreds of exciting events, from talks, tours, open days and debates to competitions, networking events, site visits, videos and campaigns – more than 550 in 2016. Through partnership with The Daily Telegraph, INWED will also announce the ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35’ on 23 June – this year the list focuses on the rising female stars across all engineering sectors.

Working in partnership with many of the engineering world’s globally recognized names, INWED seeks to foster a spirit of cooperation, collaboration and enthusiasm. We aim to celebrate the role of women in engineering, to highlight positive role models, and to inspire future and current generations to achieve their potential.

To find out more about how you can get involved, visit inwed.org.uk or email inwed@wes.org.uk

 

 

Butterfly Books are celebrating with a book giveaway.  Follow us on Twitter and retweet our competition Tweet for a chance to win a copy of all 3 of our books!

 

Competition closes at midnight on 25th June 2017.  5 winners will be announced on Tuesday 27th June 2017! 

Building the Butterfly

 

 

Posted: 8th June 2017

 

We had the pleasure of being involved in this video documentary project with Really Useful Products in the UK who are building new offices in the shape of a butterfly. Check out our creative director and author Jason Bryan at 1:06 and 4:26.

 

What made you think that you could do a man’s job?

 

Posted: 7th June 2017

International Women's Day #BeBoldForChange Campaign

 

Posted: 8th March 2017

 

It's International Women's Day! The Butterfly Books Team have made a pledge to  and also  .  Which area will you take bold action in?

 

The Beat of Butterfly Wings

 

Posted: 27th January 2017

 

Check out this article for Griffinity. Griffinity provide executive coaching to deliver positive change in people within blue chip organisations.

 

In this article Kerrine will share key stages of her journey to create Butterfly Books including what inspired her and her brother, Jason, to start writing children’s picture books, the challenges of getting the business off the ground, building the team and their aspirations for the future.

'My Mummy is an Engineer' named a Shelf Unbound Notable 100 Winner

Posted: 7th December 2016

 

 

 

 

'My Mummy is an Engineer' has been named a Shelf Unbound Notable 100 Winner. Check out the November/December issue here, and check out the other amazing indie books available.

 

Shelf Unbound indie book review magazine features the best of small press and self-published books. A 2015 Maggie Award WINNER for Best Digital-Only Magazine, Shelf Unbound is known for its in-depth interviews with authors ranging from unsung talents to Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as to what Publisher’s Weekly described as its rich design.

Butterfly Books representation in New York, USA

Posted: 18th September 2016

 

 

 

Hooray!  Butterfly Books now have representation in New York, USA.  We started out with a trip to Brooklyn Book Festival!

Rubery Book Awards - My Mummy is a Plumber

Posted: 19th July 2016

 

 

Great News! My Mummy is a Plumber was shortlisted in the Rubery Book Awards - Children and YA category.

The overall category winner was Laura Tisdall's 'Echoes' - Congratulations!

 

Find out about the awards, winners, and shortlist here.

Draw an Engineer for NWED 2016 - Win a copy of 'My Mummy is an Engineer'

Posted: 19th June 2016

 

 

As part of WES celebrations for NWED2016, we've again partnered with them and relaunched a great competition for young engineers (4-11 years) by asking them to 'Draw an Engineer' using their creativity and artistic skills.


To enter, simply draw, crayon or paint an engineer on a4 paper and email us a good quality photo of your submission to nwed@wes.org.uk with  the subject line: NWED COMPETITION ENTRY. Please include your name and age.

Winners will be receiving a copy of 'MY MUMMY IS AN ENGINEER' courtesy of Butterfly Books and a copy of the charming book Sky Pods in Phnom Penh by Bryony Mathew.

Drawings may be used for promotional material. IBy entering this competition you agree to these conditions. - See more at: http://www.nwed.org.uk/competitions.html#sthash.aiu6OrJp.dpuf

Children's Empowerment and Literary Festival

Posted: 19th June 2016

Butterfly Books will be exhibiting at the Children's Empowerment and Literary Festival on July 30th 2016.

 

LIMITED FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE!

 

WHEN

Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM (BST)

 

WHERE

Deptford Lounge - 9 Giffin Street, London, SE8 4RJ

 

CLICK HERE for details and tickets.

Finalist in the 2016 International Book Awards

Posted: 17th June 2016

 

Great News!! My Mummy is an Engineer - Finalist in the 2016 International Book Awards.

 

Find out more about the awards here.

Kerrine wins We Are The City Rising Star Award

Posted: 15th June 2016

 

Our Author Kerrine Bryan has won a 'We are the City  Rising Star Award' in the Oil and Gas Category! Find out more here!

Visit to Longfield Primary School

Posted: 16th May 2016

 

 

On 16th May 2016 our illustrator Marissa Peguinho, and Author Kerrine Bryan visited pupils at Longfield Primary School where they discussed publishing, careers, engineering, illustrating and animation.  The day was packed with various activities including a fun quiz and story time, and children had prepared excellent drawings of different kinds of engineers.

My Mummy is an Engineer Wins Wishing Shelf Book Award - Bronze

Posted: 4th April 2016

 

 

We are excited to share some brilliant news! My Mummy is an Engineer has won a Bronze Award in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards pre-school picture book category!

Book Title Competition Winners

Posted: 8th March 2016

 

 

 

For the last few weeks we have been Tweeting about the entries for our 'Book Title Competition'. The entries were quite amazing, and it was tough to decide, but we are now pleased to announce the winners!!! Click here to see the winning entries.  Well done to all!

Croydon High School Junior Visit

Posted: 7th March 2016

 

On 7th March 2016 Butterfly Books' Kerrine visited Croydon High School, for their Careers in the Classroom week. My Mummy is a Plumber and My Mummy is an Engineer were read to KS1 children where they asked questions about the professions. KS2 Children attended a careers discussion around engineering and spoke about their own career aspirations.

 

Your Future, Your Ambition - Emirates Stadium

Posted: 3rd March 2016

 

 

On 3rd March 2016 Butterfly Books authors Kerrine and Jason attended YFYA, an event which introduces students in Key Stages 2, 3, 4, 5 and above, to exciting career paths in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). They bring together companies that embrace diversity and understand the value of a diverse workforce. Kerrine and Jason ran sessions of Team Building and STEM quizzes, where students won copies of the books, courtesy of YFYA. Click here for more details!!

My Mummy is a Scientist - Available in April

Posted: 4th February 2015

 

The Butterfly Books team are hard at work on their third title My Mummy is a Scientist. This colourful picture book, will introduce children to a range of Science related careers!

My Mummy is a Plumber - Available to Buy

Posted: 5th December 2015

 

On 16th November 2015 Butterfly Books published their second title My Mummy is a Plumber. This fun picture book, introduces children to the exciting world of plumbing, through rhyme and colourful illustrations. Buy here!!

Butterfly Books Fundraiser and Launch Event

Posted: 26th November 2015

 

 

The Butterfly Books Fundraiser and Launch Event was held on the 25th November 2015 and what a great evening it was! Check out the photographs here! Further details of the event and total funds raised for the charities can be found here.

Management Today's Inspiring Women Conference

Posted: 20th November 2015

 

The Butterfly Books Team were exhibiting at the 2015 Management Today Inspiring Women Conference. We met so many powerful and inspirational women and our books went down well too!

My Mummy is a Plumber - Available from 25th November 2015

Posted: 30th October 2015

 

 

The second title 'My Mummy is a Plumber' is nearly ready! This rhyming story gives a fun overview of a mummy and her plumbing experiences. Oh! And the daddy books are coming soon!!

Kerrine Bryan on Radio 4 Woman's Hour

Posted: 17th October 2015

 

 

 

Foluke Akinlose and Kerrine Bryan discuss the awards for Black and Asian business women on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour

 

Click here to listen.

 

Author Kerrine Bryan wins PRECIOUS Award

Posted: 17th October 2015

We are very excited to announce that our author and engineer Kerrine Bryan has won an award at the 9th Annual PRECIOUS Awards for being an 'Outstanding Woman in STEM'!

 

Here she is being given her award by Chi Onwurah MP.

 

Find our more about the PRECIOUS Awards and the inspiring finalists here

 

NWED Competition Winners Announced

Posted: 10th July 2015

 

As part of the celebrations for NWED, we have partnered with WES and launched a great new competition for young little engineers (3-7 years) by asking them to 'Draw an Engineer' using their creativity and artistic skills.

The competition was tough, as there were amazing drawings! Well done to the NWED winners.

 

Click here to see the winning entries

My Mummy is an Engineer Available to Purchase

Posted: 26th June 2015

 

 

The first title 'My Mummy is an Engineer' is now available to buy!

 

Click here for more details

 

Competition!!!

Posted: 23rd June 2015

As part of the celebrations for NWED, we have partnered with WES and launched a great new competition for young little engineers (3-7 years) by asking them to 'Draw an Engineer' using their creativity and artistic skills.

 

Winners will be receiving 1 of 5 copies of 'MY MUMMY IS AN ENGINEER'.

Deadline: Tuesday 7th July 2015

Drawings may be used for promotional material. If you don't want your drawings to be used in our work, please alert us in your submission

www.nwed.org.uk

My Mummy is an Engineer - Release date

Posted: 15th June 2015

 

 

The first title 'My Mummy is an Engineer' will be available to buy from Friday 26th June 2015. Illustrated by Marissa Peguinho, this colourful picture book introduces children to the exciting world of engineering. Other titles will be available later in 2015.

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