YWE award ceremony host, Myleene Klass.

Young Woman Engineer awards finalists revealed

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the finalists in the 2011 Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards.

The awards are made up of three prizes that honour the very best female engineers under the age of 30 working in the UK today. The Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards recognise the achievements of fresh new female talent in engineering and aim to encourage and inspire others to enter the profession.

Ranging from 20 to 28-years-old and occupying a mix of roles from an aircraft engineer to a combustion engineer, the IET’s Selection Panel has chosen eight professional engineers and apprentices based on their achievements to date and commitment to the advancement of women and technology.

The 2011 finalists are:
  • Yasmin Ali (E.ON UK)
  • Laurie-Ann Benner (PEME, Process Control)
  • Natasha Carpenter (Cable & Wireless Worldwide)
  • Laura Chapman (MBDA UK)
  • Jamie-Leigh Clayton (Invensys Rail Ltd)
  • Captain Charlotte Joyce (4 Regiment Army Air Corps)
  • Sophie Lay (GE Aviation Systems)
  • Kelly Walker (E.ON New building & Technology Ltd)

The winners will be presented with their cash prize and awards at an exclusive ceremony on December 1 at IET London: Savoy Place. 

Further information:

See the Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards site to find out more about the awards and to register to attend the ceremony.

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