Apply now for the EUROPEAN FOUNDRY WOMEN’S AWARD 2022!


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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!

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 tillman.vandesand(at) until 5th September 2022.

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

Company Info

CAEF - European Foundry Association

Hansaallee 203
40549 Düsseldorf

Telephone: +49 211-6871217