At a spectacular awards ceremony in central London, the IET announced the winners of its awards for inspiring female engineers:
IET Young Women Engineer of the Year 2015: Orla Murphy, Audio Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover
IET Mary George Prize for Apprentices: Emma Goulding, Technical Apprentice at Siemens
Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Prize: Helen Cavill, Process Improvement Manager at M&H Plastics.
All three were recognised for engineering excellence, as well as their drive and personality to be ambassadors for the profession.
In the coming months, we will see them promoting engineering as a career to girls and young people generally. This work is vital, particularly in the UK, as women represent just 9% of the engineering workforce.
The host for the ceremony was Sarah Cruddas, Space Journalist and Science Reporter. Sarah commented that in a society obsessed with celebrity, what a woman wears is talked about more than her mind, so it is great to see that hard-working, bright young women are getting the public recognition they deserve.
Nominations for the 2016 Young Women Engineer of the Year Awards open on 8 March 2016. If you have someone in mind, take a look at the entry criteria.
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The IET Woman's Network
This initiative was set up to support women in industry and academia, alter perceptions and place STEM on the radar of parents, teachers and children in addition to assisting organisations and universities in attracting and retaining female talent.