The IET has announced the finalists for the 2012 Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards.
The awards celebrate young women representing the very best in engineering and technology. The awards are made up of three prizes that honour outstanding female engineers under the age of 30 working in the UK. The Young Woman Engineer award recognises a young woman who has firmly established herself as an energetic and technical excellent professional, and seeks to recognise the achievements of fresh new female talent in engineering and aim to encourage and inspire others to enter the profession. Additional prizes include the Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices and the Woman’s Engineering Society Prize.
The finalists, whose ages range from 18 to 28, include a structural engineer who worked on the Shard and a Real Time FRACAS (Failure Review and Corrective Action System) analyst for Euro Fighter Typhoon Aircrafts.
The 2012 finalists are: Roma Agrawal (WSP Group); Yewande Akinola (ARUP); Jessica Jones (LGS Ltd); Philippa Riddoch (BAE Systems); and Charlotte Tingley (BAE Systems).
The winners will be presented with their cash prize and awards at an exclusive ceremony on 6 December at IET London: Savoy Place. The ceremony will be hosted by TV presenter and talented ex-gymnast Gabby Logan.
“I’m honoured and really excited to be asked to present this year’s event. I fully support efforts that encourage young women to take jobs in traditionally male-dominated industries, such as engineering and technology, and to show them support early in their careers,” Logan said.
Find out more about the YWE awards.