Female engineers celebrated as list of top 50 Women in Engineering campaign is launched

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The first Top 50 Women in Engineering list has been released, to coincide with National Women in Engineering Week.

The list, compiled by the Telegraph in partnership with the Women’s Engineering Society, celebrates the top influential women in engineering in the UK.

Narrowed down from almost 900 nominations, amongst those named were Professor Dame Wendy Hall DBE, FRS, FREng; Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering; and Naomi Climer, President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Winners were chosen from across a broad spectrum of engineering roles, ranging from the traditional industries to Hilton Worldwide, the Merlin Entertainment Group and across universities.

Dawn Bonfield, Chief Executive of the Women’s Engineering Society said, “We had a very high response to this campaign and were hugely impressed with the entries. This list of amazing role models is a great way of raising the profile of our talented women engineers and making them more visible both within the industry and the to the next generation.”

Judge Allan Cook CBE, Chairman of Atkins said, “I was really impressed with the calibre, quality and quantity of the submissions. Reading through the entries it was incredibly exciting to see the breadth of talent we have in our engineering community.”

This year’s sponsors include Scottish Power, Jaguar Land Rover, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), BAE Systems, Mars Petcare and SEMTA.

To view the full list of women, click here

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