Like many other indus­tries, the foundry industry is con­sidered a male-dom­in­ated sec­tor. Nev­er­the­less, count­less women are work­ing in our foundries from pro­duc­tion and admin­is­tra­tion to research in all areas and are doing indis­pens­able work every day. What is daily routine and nor­mal­ity for indi­vidual col­leagues is an inspir­a­tion for young tal­ents. Role mod­els and stor­ies help to dis­pel pre­ju­dices and pro­mote the diversity of our industry, not only in terms of products, but also in terms of the people who take it to a new level. CAEF there­fore calls on you to par­ti­cip­ate in the new EUROPEAN FOUNDRY WOMEN’S AWARD!


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The CAEF Women in Foundry Award will be given to a per­son who has been an excep­tional leader, cham­pion, mentor and/or role model for women in the metal cast­ing industry. The award win­ner will be invited and honored at the European Foundry Sum­mit, that will be held in Paris the 22nd and 23rd Septem­ber. Costs are covered by CAEF.

The fol­low­ing rules apply to all can­did­ates mak­ing an entry:

Applic­ant will have either:

  • Made a major con­tri­bu­tion to the devel­op­ment of their company


  • Made a sig­ni­fic­ant con­tri­bu­tion to a prac­tical invest­ig­a­tion into a sys­tem or sys­tems employed in the pro­duc­tion of castings


  • Made a per­sonal con­tri­bu­tion to attract women and girls into the cast metals industry and /or engin­eer­ing as future experts.


Entries are wel­come from indi­vidu­als or can be nom­in­ated by their organ­isa­tions / com­pany on behalf of the candidates.

Each entry must be accom­pan­ied by a paper (or present a short ‘talk­ing heads’ video) of no more than 600 words* out­lining the achieve­ment for which they wish to be con­sidered for the award.

(*Sup­port­ing inform­a­tion and evid­ence such as pic­tures, social media post­ings, art­icles and / or videos can be sub­mit­ted as part of the applic­a­tion in addi­tion to the paper).

The panel of judges within CAEF will decide upon the winner.

All applic­a­tions and the inform­a­tion sup­plied will be treated in the strict­est con­fid­ence and the judges’ decision is final. CAEF reserves the right to pub­li­cise the nom­in­ees and their exem­plary stor­ies in the media only after per­mis­sion of the applicant.



Please sub­mit your applic­a­tion for the European Foundry Women’s Award to until 5th Septem­ber 2022.

We look for­ward get­ting to know many inspir­ing per­son­al­it­ies and stories!



CAEF Con­tact:

Till­man van de Sand
phone: +49 211 68 71 — 301

General Secretariat
CAEF - The European Foundry Association

Hansaallee 203
40549 Düsseldorf

tel: +49 (0)211 6871 217
fax: +49 (0)211 6871 40217