In light of International Women in Engineering Day, we are proud to share insight into some of our female engineer’s careers. We had the chance to talk to Lisa Rapson, Associate Director of Infrastructure & Environment in London, Miriam Spatafora, a Structures Engineer in London and Sophie McCabe, a Principal Engineer within our Infrastructure & Environment team in London and this is what she had to say:
Lucy Ackland, Senior Development Engineer at global engineering company, Renishaw, has been selected as one of the UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering in 2017. The initiative is organised by The Daily Telegraph in partnership with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and employers in the industry. Results were announced on June 23, 2017, to coincide with International Women in Engineering Day.
Wigan & Leigh College are celebrating International Women in Engineering Day– a day dedicated to raising the profile and celebrating the achievements of females in the industry.
Inspirational female engineers at the College are making it their mission to encourage more females to join the industry where currently only 7% of the engineering workforce is female.
Head of Government Affairs, Boeing UK & Ireland
The changes taking place in the science and technology landscape are like nothing we have seen since the industrial revolution over two hundred years ago.
The world now spends over $1tn on research and development in a range of engineering-related disciplines – anything from robots to social media - and the number of people working in technology-related research now stands at well over 5 million in the UK. This accounts for around a quarter of UK turnover, according to Engineering UK 2016. Globally, countries such as China, India and Brazil have registered unprecedented trajectories into the technology market in the last fifteen years, and are poised to take advantage of new opportunities as soon as they come.
Chatteris manufacturer Stainless Metalcraft is appealing to local people to help identify an unnamed woman in a photograph of its 1917 women’s football team.
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marinepeople.com are celebrating INWED by featuring a weekly profile on their blog page. The first profile is of Sarah Hinds, a Chief Engineer, working for an oil and gas company based in the UK.
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Global Talent & Executive Development Director, Jaguar Land Rover
As National Women in Engineering Day approaches this week, we will be focusing on how jobs in engineering and technology can be creative, women-led and non-conformist. Businesses must do more to encourage women into STEM at a younger age, and show people that there are cool and exciting ways to enter these industries.
In light of this, today I want to tell you about an activation we at Jaguar Land Rover have launched with the band Gorillaz to recruit the next generation of world-class electronics and software engineers through the virtual band’s alternate reality app.
Choosing the right career path in any industry can be a challenge. Before you begin looking at job requirements and whether they match your own skill set, you have to decide what sort of roles you find interesting and engaging. In the construction industry, there is a broad spectrum of jobs to choose from – some that will be right for you and others that won’t. Finding the perfect career starts with understanding what sort of tasks you’re passionate about and where they fit into the construction industry.
Six female employees in engineering roles from Finning, the UK and Ireland Caterpillar equipment dealer, have stared in an awareness video to promote the first International Women in Engineering day, held on the 23rd June 2017.
Focused on the important role of Women in Engineering, the video asks the question ‘Why the individuals share the Finning passion for engineering’ only revealing half way through, that the answer from each person comes from a woman involved in an engineering role in the business.
The Academy has today launched a new video ‘Women in engineering: let’s change the world’, as part of its sponsorship of the very first International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), which takes place on 23 June 2017 under the patronage of UNESCO. INWED, which was initially established as a national day by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) in 2014, celebrates the achievements of women in engineering from all backgrounds on an international scale, and encourages more girls to consider a career in the field.
The new video, ‘Women in engineering: let’s change the world’ profiles five inspiring women engineers from Mozambique, Uganda, Palestine, Germany and the UK. All five role models have been actively involved with the Academy through its International, Queen Elizabeth Prize, Enterprise Hub and other activities and have a fascinating story to tell about their different routes into STEM. The video also highlights the important role both men and women can play as allies to help improve diversity and inclusion in the profession.