Emma Antrobus, ICE North West Director, has been recognised for her efforts in promoting STEM to wider audiences, including young women.
She took home the Women in STEM award at the Inspire Women Awards, Saturday 22 June 2019, which celebrates the outstanding contributions women have made in the Greater Manchester area.
As well as being an ICE regional director, Antrobus is Chair of governors at Levenshulme High School and Trustee of the Education Leadership Trust and Kingsway Community Trust.
Commenting on her award, Antrobus said: "I’m so honoured and humbled to have been recognised for what I do.
"I really want young people to achieve their best. It sounds simple enough, but the reality can be different, especially for young women. That’s why I try to use my experience from within the engineering profession and across the education sector to make sure they have a range of opportunities, role models and support on hand.”
Industry figures show there's much room for improvement. The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than 10%.
ICE Director of UK Regions, Wendy Blundell, said: “As an organisation, we’re very aware that we need to do all that we can to encourage more people and, in particular, more women into the profession.
"Having such a dedicated STEM advocate on our side in the form of Emma is a real bonus. I’m thrilled that her efforts have been recognised.”