Top 50 Women in Engineering 2018 (WE50)
The list of the top 50 Women in Engineering was published in The Telegraph to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day - 23 June 2018.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the skills shortage facing the industry and the huge discrepancy between the number of men compared to women in engineering professions, to change perceptions and encourage young women to consider engineering as a viable and rewarding career.
Congratulations to the Institute’s Dr Katie Atkinson CEng MIMMM, Materials Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover, who was named in the list.
Having followed an unconventional path to her present position as materials engineer at Jaguar Land Rover, she is delighted with this year’s theme. She studied natural sciences at Cambridge, including participating in the Cambridge-MIT exchange, and completed a PhD in the electrical engineering department. After studying law and working in the legal sector, she moved into industry. She has a keen interest in encouraging young people to study STEM subjects and she is now training to mentor graduates to help them achieve CEng status.