Ceremony & registration
IET London: Savoy Place is currently under transformation with a number of major refurbishments.
With flexibility, energy efficiency, cutting-edge IT, AV and wireless connectivity at the core, securing the venue as London’s premier event and meeting destination with stunning riverside views.
Find out more about IET London: Savoy Place and its current refurbishment.
Sarah Cruddas to host the ceremony
Sarah is a space journalist and science reporter.
Sarah has reported from across the world including China, Tibet, North Korea, Africa, the Arctic, Australia, America and much of Europe. She is also a trained scientist with an academic background in astrophysics.
On television she is currently a regular face on Sky News commenting on space news. She also appears on ITV, Channel 5 and the BBC as a space expert and has appeared on Channel 4 News as a guest reporter for space coverage. She pops up on shows on National Geographic and The Discovery Channel as an expert and has fronted films for Horizons Business on BBC World and specialist space films for BBC News.
She writes about space for the BBC, New Scientist, The Sunday Times, The Royal Aeronautical Society, BBC News, CNN and many other outlets. On radio she can be heard across the BBC including GNS and Five Live as an expert and has presented space technology docs for BBC Radio 4.
Away from space she has covered all aspects of science, engineering and technology for national TV, radio and print. Other television credits include reporting on Stargazing Live for the BBC, working on The Sky at Night and fronting weather films for BBC Bang Goes the Theory and a cameo appearance on Derren Brown Apocalypse.
"It is an honour to be presenting the IET YWE Awards. To see these young women, not only deciding to take on a traditionally male dominated career - with all the challenges that comes with that - but to thrive and succeed needs to be celebrated.
"In a society obsessed with celebrity, where what a woman wears is talked about more than her mind, it is great to see that hard working, bright young women are getting the public recognition they deserve."
18:00 - Arrival, light refreshments
19:00 - Ceremony
20:15 - Networking reception, canapés and light refreshments
22:00 - Close
IET London: Savoy Place