International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) takes place on 23 June 2022. This annual awareness day exists to raise the profile of female engineers and technicians, spotlighting their achievements in engineering.
To celebrate #INWED22, we have spoken to some of our talented and inspiring women registrants about their motivations, their careers and how their work is shaping the world.
Blessing Danha CEng MICE
“I am an infrastructure consultant and provide advice to clients covering the entire project lifecycle – from policy to decommissioning, on some of the largest and most complex projects around. I also lead on net zero and environmental, social and governance (ESG) within our business, which means I spend my time supporting clients’ transition towards net zero.”
Read more in Blessing’s case study
Lynsey Seal CEng MIFireE AMIMechE
“I was being nominated and awarded the Queens Fire Service Medal for distinguished service, this is something that my family and I are incredibly proud of … I have some projects I was very proud to work on – one being the London 2012 Olympics where I worked on several of the venues and the Athlete’s Village. Recently I was also the LFB lead for a children’s book aimed at tackling gender stereotyping in careers – it is called ‘my mummy is a firefighter’.”
Read more in Lynsey’s case study
Charlotte Jones BEng (Hons) EngTech MICE
“In 2018 I won Apprentice of the Year at the Consultancy and Engineering Awards with the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and then went on to win the Diamond Award of the evening, which is for the ‘winner of winners’.… I am also now National Vice Chair for the Emerging Professional with the ACE, which gives me the chance to be part of progress networks and groups, shaping the future of consultancy.”
Read more in Charlotte’s case study
Mamta Singhal MBE BEng (Hons) MSc MBA CEng MIET FWES
“I see myself continuing to find the connection between creativity, engineering, sustainable solutions and business - this is where my passion and purpose lies. I want to continue being a rule maker and breaker in industry. Breaking down barriers to ensure people are given the freedom to grow and develop irrespective of their race, background, economic standing, heritage, thinking style etc. I gain so much by mentoring others and helping them reach their potential."
Read more in Mamta’s case study
Katherine Moynihan ICTTech MIHE
“I was the first person in my company to achieve ICTTech with the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE), which I am very proud of. I currently sit on the inaugural Junior Leadership Team at Jacobs, representing my team. This has allowed me to directly interact with senior management and provides a unique opportunity to both learn from them, and reverse mentor them … I’m a STEM Ambassador, Positive Mental Health Champion at work.”
Read more in Katherine’s case study
Rebecca Hatch MBA IEng MILP
“I became the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) Senior Vice President, which I am extremely proud of.…. I co-founded a group within the ILP called the Young Lighting Professionals (YLP) for those new to the industry, like I was, under 35 years of age. To see that group grow and form a mature committee over the years has been extremely rewarding and as a previous YLP Chair to now be on the ILP Executive Board and to become President gives the current young lighting professionals the confidence that they can progress through the institution to reach the Presidency.”
Read more in Rebecca’s case study
You can find out more about how professional registration can support your engineering career on our website. Professional registration is open to all practising engineers and technicians who can demonstrate the required standard of competence and commitment.
INWED was established by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), to demonstrate the incredible career opportunities available and to enthuse women and girls about a career in engineering.
To find out more, please visit inwed.org.uk