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INWED 2021: The strengths of diverse engineering teams, online

  • Webinar
  • online
  • 21 June 2021
  • 12:00 - 13:30
INWED 2021: The strengths of diverse engineering teams, online

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This year we will be celebrating the amazing work that engineers in the North East and Yorkshire and Humber are doing not just to respond to the pandemic but also to support lives and livelihoods every day.  We have some of the best, brightest and bravest men and women in engineering, who recognise a problem, then dare to be part of the solution, who undertake everyday ‘heroics’ as much as emergency ones.  INWED21 allows us to take some time celebrate these our Engineering Heroes who in their work are looking forward towards NetZero and a more sustainable future.
Our diverse panel from people in engineering from the North East, Yorkshire and Humber will give us an insight into how they are each supporting lives and livelihoods every day.  Each panellist will also give us an insight into how they are supporting the NetZero agenda and provide us with their vision of the future. 

We will also focus on the importance and role of wider and more diverse engineering teams; how they view their journey towards NetZero in not only their professional career but also in some of their personal choices.  Together we shall discuss if we are doing enough in trying to achieve NetZero and what obstacles are preventing us creating the diverse teams we need.
We will be joined by a panel of engineers across the North East and Yorkshire and Humber for a lively conversation followed by a Q&A session. 


Paula McMahon (CEng FICE), ICE North East Regional Vice Chair

Paula is the current North East ICE STEM Ambassador of the Year, North East Apprentice Ambassador of the Year and holder of the European Women in Construction and Engineering Lifetime in Engineering Award.  She is also the Panel Chair of the ICE’s flagship journal, ICE Proceedings Civil Engineering, and has recently championed a special issue on Climate Change.

Anneke Kellond-Hallsworth (CEng MICE), ICE Yorkshire and Humber Regional Chair

Anneke is a chartered civil engineer and Project Manager with twelve years’ experience, currently working at Sheffield City Council. Her experience covers a wide range of industrial, commercial, government and water industry clients in the UK and overseas. She has experience in project management, NEC3 contract management, Framework tendering and bidding, mine water treatment, drainage design, SUDS, reservoirs and dams, potable water systems and water retaining concrete design. Her experience extends to managing health & safety records and supervising construction sites including feasibility studies, outline design and detailed design for mine water treatment schemes.

Donna Rawlinson

Donna is the Commercial Manager at Northumbrian Water and is also the co-chair of the WISE North East Hub. Donna heads the commercial projects at Northumbria and has also been involved in the commissioning of one of the largest thermal hydolysis advanced anaerobic digestion at Bran Sands for Northumbrian Water. She is currently leading Northumbrian’s Water Journey to Net Zero by 2027.

Izzi Shires

Undergraduate Engineer at WSP in the UK, Highways NE Future Ready Representative & STEM Ambassador.

Michelle Shepherd

Civil Engineer Mott MacDonald, Sheffield Office Advance & Mental Health Champion, Sheffield Region Building Equality Group Member & Co-Chair.

Peter Weller

Peter is Technical Director at Mott MacDonald, where he leads a small but growing team of transport engineers and transport planners in Mott MacDonald’s Newcastle office as part of a larger team across the north.

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United Kingdom

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Joanne Topping

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