Almost half of The Daily Telegraph’s inaugural list of 50 influential women in engineering, which was published to coincide with the 2016 National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June, are Chartered Engineers (CEng) on the Engineering Council’s national Register. The list was compiled in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) from almost 900 nominations, to raise the profiles of the inspirational women currently working in the sector.
Candidates on the list represent the broad range of engineering roles available. Among the 24 Chartered Engineers featured is former Engineering Council Board Member Professor Isobel Pollock-Hulf OBE. Also included are Chartered Engineers Michèle Dix CBE, managing director of Crossrail 2 at Transport for London, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s first female President Naomi Climer, among many other inspirational female engineers. The list features industrialists from the traditional built environment, energy and transport sectors, but also includes names from the Hilton Group of Hotels, the Merlin entertainment group and many representatives from academia.
Dawn Bonfield MBE, Chief Executive of WES and founder of National Women in Engineering Day, said: ‘We had a very high response to this campaign and were hugely impressed with the entries. This list of amazing role models is a great way of raising the profile of our talented women engineers and making them more visible both within the industry and to the next generation.”
The competition judges were Dawn Bonfield, Allan Cook CBE, Professor John Perkins CBE, Michelle Richmond and Fiona Tatton. To read more about the initiative and see the full list please go to www.wes.org.uk/we50 and for or more information about NWED please visit www.nwed.org.uk