Twelve ICE members have been included in this Year’s Top 50 Women in Engineering poll which showcases women role models based in the UK with a connection to engineering or allied sector/discipline. This year, founders the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) focused the Top 50 poll on those involved in the formulation and/or delivery of sustainable strategies and solutions, addressing the challenges of the Climate Emergency, Net Zero Carbon and/or delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals.
ICE members included on the list are:
- Rhiannon Evans
- Deborah Greaves
- Barnali Ghosh
- Michelle Johnson
- Eftychia Koursari
- Brogan MacDonald
- Kerry Mashford
- Jo Parker
- Anusha Shah
- Holly Smith
- Annie Stapley
- Judith Sykes
The WE50 awards are a UK event linked to International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) - the global celebration of women in engineering that takes place on 23 June each year.
The WE50 raises awareness of the skills shortage facing the industry, highlighting the huge discrepancy between the number of men vs. women currently in engineering professions. We aim to change perceptions, encouraging young women to consider engineering as a viable and rewarding career.
Holly Smith, (pictured) one of ICE President Paul Sheffield’s Future Leaders said:
"I feel very honoured to have been nominated and selected to be amongst a group of inspiring women who are driving the sustainability agenda within engineering. The ICE's Future Leaders Programme has been instrumental in providing me with the platform to explore and express my views on achieving Net-Zero in infrastructure and civil engineering with industry leaders. I think it is vital to act to combat climate change and to forge a more sustainable future, and I look forward to embracing this challenge through my career."
ICE Director of Membership, Séan Harris said:
“I’m pleased that ICE members are once again well represented in the Top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability List. As a professional engineering body that seeks to transform lives by helping to build a sustainable world I congratulate them, and all of the other women engineers that have made it onto this year’s list.
“Importantly, engineering is critical to the economic wellbeing of the United Kingdom contributing £3.7 trillion or 26% of GDP annually. Servicing the demand for technically qualified engineers across the sector remains a significant challenge. Without fully utilising the technical acumen of the entire population the nation will continue to lag behind many of our European competitors and increasingly be tested by the rapidly developing technical workforces of Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.”