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Celebrate women engineers with space journalist Sarah Cruddas

 October 20, 2015

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With timely social media campaigns like #ILookLikeAnEngineer and the very successful #NWED (National Women in Engineering Day), the world is watching the rise of women in this exciting sector.

The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 163,000 members in 127 countries.

The IET is inspiring the next generation of engineers and technicians. They're informing the wider engineering community and they're influencing government and standards to advance society. Each year they hold the impressive Young Woman Engineer of the Year (YWE) Award which aim to banish outdated engineering stereotypes of hard hats and greasy pipes - and help change the perception that engineering is only a career for men.

This year five young female engineers working on projects ranging from the next generation of sports venues and stadiums to sound systems in cars have been shortlisted. 

Ashleigh Sumner is an Engineering Apprentice at Siemens currently working in the research and development department.

Helen Cavill is a Process Improvement Manager at M&H Plastics, currently working on automating dimensional measurement of plastic components.

Orla Murphy is an Audio EQ Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover- she produces exciting sound systems and features in Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. 

Emma Goulding is a Technical Apprentice (Controls) at Siemens, specialising in the Power Generation Services sector.

Rossella Nicolin is a Principal Structural Engineer at AECOM, working on large sports venues and stadium projects worldwide.

The winners will be revealed at a glittering ceremony on 3 December 2015 at the newly refurbished IET London: Savoy Place.

Register to attend this free event:

18:00 - Arrival, light refreshments
19:00 - Ceremony
20:15 - Networking reception, canapés and light refreshments
22:00 - Close

IET London: Savoy Place, Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL

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