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Being a woman in engineering

Event organised by ICE

02 July 2024
18:00 - 19:30 BST (GMT+1)
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As part of the celebrations for International Women in Engineering Day, the ICE Early Careers Network West Midlands are hosting a webinar celebrating and promoting women from across the industry, followed by a panel discussion with questions from the audience.

This event will talk about data released by EngineeringUK. This data revealed that the proportion of women working in engineering and technology has declined in the past year from 16.5% to 15.7%. Speakers will discuss the reasons why, as well as highlighting and celebrating the women within the industry. 

The speakers will include: 

  • Serena Gough, senior urban highways engineer, Arcadis
  • Becky Drew, senior engineer, Curtins

The ICE Early Careers Network West Midlands is looking forward to seeing you there!


Serena Gough

Serena Gough


senior engineer

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Serena Gough

Serena is a Senior Engineer working in the Urban Highways team at Arcadis in Birmingham.  She has worked in the highways transportation sector since graduation and prior to this was an ICE QUEST Undergraduate Scholar.  Serena has experience in the design and delivery management of active travel, bus rapid transit, park and ride design and corridor and junction improvement schemes.  She has worked on projects across the United Kingdom, particularly in the West Midlands and has also worked internationally in Dublin.  

In 2021/22, Serena was Chair of the ICE International Early Careers Network and also Chair of the West Midlands equivalent group, having first held an Early Careers Network committee position in 2016, whilst studying at university.  She is a MEng graduate with a First Class (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham.  In her third year, she studied abroad at the University of Arizona, where she gained a new and different perspective on civil engineering design.  In her spare time, Serena enjoys countryside walks, photography and travel. She is also an active STEM Ambassador and mentor.  She is passionate about promoting civil engineering to young people, especially to those groups who are underrepresented in the industry. 

Becky Drew

Becky Drew


senior engineer

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Becky Drew

Becky is a senior engineer at Curtins. She is also an award winning structural engineer, with over five years experience across a variety of structural sectors, including residential, education and leisure. 

She was Chair of the ICE Early Careers Network West Midlands (formerly the ICE West Midlands Graduates & Students committee) 2019/20.

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Rachel Campbell

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