23 June 2021

IOM3 members recognised in Women in Engineering Society Top 50

Congratulations to Dr Tannaz Pak CEng MIMMM and Caitlin McCall MIMMM who were today (23 June 2021) recognised in the WES Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) 2021: Engineering Heroes awards.


The judges stated that the standard of the nominations was extremely high and is testament to the difference that female engineers are making in improving engineering in service of our society. Head Judge, Professor Catherine Noakes OBE CEng said, ‘2020 was a year unlike any other and remarkable times call for remarkable people. That is why, in 2021, the Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards celebrate the engineering heroes who have responded to the challenges of an ever-changing world, from healthcare and climate change to infrastructure and championing diversity, with inspirational innovation and leadership. With over 230 nominations, only the exceptional made it to the top 50.’

Speaking about her award, Caitlin said, 'I am absolutely honoured to have been chosen by the judges to be in the top 50 alongside all these fantastic women. Engineering plays a huge role in society and these awards are important in recognising the great work that is being done. Engineering allows people to be creative in problem solving complicated issues. Solutions we come up with can be ground-breaking which is an incredibly satisfying aspect of being a chartered engineer. Engineering is in everything around us, so the application of this creative process is truly limitless, which is very exciting.'

Tannaz adds, ‘I am delighted to receive this award. It means a great deal to be recognised by my peers. I would like to thank the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and acknowledge the contribution of my colleagues and students.’

WES will be presenting the WE50 Awards virtually this year.