The foundry industry needs the tal­ent of the new gen­er­a­tion to ful­fil its key role in the green trans­ition of the European industry. Women must be part of this strategy, because more than ever it will be the integ­ra­tion of the tal­ents of all that will help to address the import­ant chal­lenges that we have to face in the trans­form­a­tion of our indus­tries and our eco­nom­ies towards a more sus­tain­able future.

The full integ­ra­tion of women in the industry is not only a great oppor­tun­ity to develop new tal­ent, but it is also an import­ant respons­ib­il­ity for the industry to ensure par­ity of oppor­tun­ity, as well as a way for the industry to demon­strate its com­mit­ment to increas­ing diversity, which is a key aspect of the ODD and of the Cor­por­ate Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Report­ing Dir­ect­ive that will apply to most of our com­pan­ies from 2025. CAEF mem­bers are keenly aware of the role of women in the foundry and cast­ing industry and the need to enable and ensure the devel­op­ment of women’s careers in our foundries and the asso­ci­ated sup­ply chains.

CAEF there­fore calls on you to par­ti­cip­ate in the 2nd edi­tion of the:



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The 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 dur­ing GIFA/NEWCAST (Dus­sel­dorf, Ger­many) at the Inter­na­tional CAEF Forum that will be held on 15th June 2023 (hall 13, booth D07)*.

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.


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Please sub­mit your applic­a­tion for the European Foundry Women’s Award to until 19th May 2023.

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


Dr. Fynn-Willem Lohe

Sec­ret­ary Gen­eral of CAEF







*Invit­a­tion to GIFA only, costs for trav­el­ling and hotel are not covered


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