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International Women in Engineering Day event: ICE and IStructE

Event organised by ICE

17 September 2024
17:30 - 19:30 BST (GMT+1)
ARUP Office Cardiff
4 Pierhead Street
Cardiff, CF10 4QP
United Kingdom
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International Women in Engineering day is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women within the engineering professions and to highlight the opportunities that STEM careers can offer. 

The ICE and IStructE invite you to join them in an evening to hear from local professional women on their career journey and their take on the future. There will be four speakers at different stages of their careers to help gain insight and new perspectives. The talks will be followed by networking, discussions and pizza!

This will be a great opportunity for women at any stage of their careers to discuss relevant topics and gain advice/share tips. Lilli Crämer and Joanne Thomas, regional chairs of ICE and IStructE, will be at the event helping to facilitate discussions. 

The event will be chaired by Ellie Thomas, ICE Wales Cymru Chair’s future leader.

There will be 60 spaces for the event, so if anything changes and you can’t attend, please let us know. 

Organised with

The Institution of Structural Engineers

The Institution of Structural Engineers

The Institution is the world's largest membership organisation dedicated to structural engineering.


17:30 - 18:00

Arrival and refreshments

18:00 - 18:50


18:50 - 19:30

Networking and pizza


Joanne Thomas

Joanne Thomas

University of South Wales

Structural Engineer, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader

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Joanne Thomas

Joanne is a Chartered Structural Engineer, senior lecturer and course leader at University of South Wales.

She started her journey studying MEng Architectural Engineering at Cardiff University in the 90’s. After working for two decades as a consulting structural engineer with both international and SME practices, in 2019 joined the world of academia to teach structural engineering at the University of South Wales.

She is passionate about knowledge sharing and mentoring.

Tara Sirati

Tara Sirati


senior geotechnical engineer

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Tara Sirati

Tara is a chartered senior geotechnical engineer working for Jacobs in Cardiff. She has been involved with major Highway Schemes and has experience in other sectors such as rail and water. Tara has been an active member of ICE since University and as the current chair of ICE FIR committee she is passionate about raising awareness on various aspects of diversity such as Neurodiveristy, deaf and colour blindness awareness. She is also vice chair of the ICE Wales Cymru committee.

She extends the same passion to Jacobs where she is part of various networks, aiming to give colleagues in the industry a platform to deepen their awareness and understanding. She is also an active member of Engineers for Overseas Developments, currently working on completing Faith School in Mbale, Uganda.

Ngozi Orji-Chukwu

Ngozi Orji-Chukwu


Graduate Engineer

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Ngozi Orji-Chukwu

Ngozi is a graduate engineer at Arup, specializing in sustainable water management and flooding solutions. With a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of South Wales, conferred in July 2023, she gained practical experience during a 15-month industrial placement in water and drainage engineering. Her transition to Arup in September 2023 marked a pivotal moment in her career, allowing her to apply knowledge to real-world challenges.

Ngozi is the vice chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers Early Careers Committee in Wales. She was recently recognised as one of the top 150 UK Future Leaders of Black Heritage and received the prestigious Emerging Engineers award for her research in sustainable drainage solutions. 

For more information please contact:

Jessica McQuade