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Female engineers panel for international women in engineering day

Event organised by ICE

Date
19 June 2024
Time
18:00 - 20:00 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Council Chamber
New County Hall
Treyew Road
Truro, TR1 3AY
United Kingdom

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Overview

Hear from three different women engineers working and living in Cornwall, sharing their career journeys and experiences as part of the International Women in Engineering Day 2024 celebrations.

Rachel Hayden will talk about her career journey from working in contracting, client and consultancy organisations on a range of projects across the Civils sector (utilities, nuclear, structures and infrastructure).

Anna Furmaniak will share her experiences in the technical design of structures including retaining wall, highway infrastructure and bridges.

Emma Blakesley will reflect on her journey from geology to engineering and talk about her experiences working in the geotechnical site investigations and laboratory environments. She will also share her experiences moving into the Highways Asset Incident Management team.

There will be an opportunity to ask all three panellists any questions for advice or further information.

Programme

18:00 - 18:30
Networking
18:30 - 19:30
Panel
19:30 - 20:00
Networking

Speakers

Rachel Hayden

Rachel Hayden

WSP

engineer

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Rachel Hayden

Rachel is a civil engineer working at WSP, was one of the 2022/23 ICE President’s Future Leaders and now Chair of the ICE Truro City Club. She is currently working towards her ICE Chartership after graduating with a first-class MEng Civil Engineering degree from the University of Bath in 2021. Prior to working at WSP, Rachel worked at both Bechtel and Laing O’Rourke on projects including The Grange University Hospital, Hinkley Point C, CityFibre and Devonport Dockyards. After winning the UK Construction & Engineering Undergraduate of the Year in 2018, Rachel also completed a summer working across Australia.

Anna Furmaniak

Anna Furmaniak

Cormac

design lead engineer

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Anna Furmaniak

Anna is a design lead engineer working at CORMAC for 3+ years and is currently working towards her ICE Chartership after graduating from the University of Manchester with MEng in civil engineering in 2020. She is currently working on Newquay Strategic Route in Cornwall to construct a bridge and causeway across a floodplain, and various other highway retaining structures in Cornwall.

Emma Blakesley

Emma Blakesley

Cormac

mining and contaminated land engineer

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Emma Blakesley

Emma worked in Geotechnical Labs and has now transitioned into the Highways Asset Incident Management team at Cormac. Emma studied Physical Geography and Geology at the University of Gloucestershire before completing a Masters in Mining Geology at Camborne School of Mines.