Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35

Women in Materials
26 Jun 2017

The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) announced the ‘WE50’ list of 50 women under 35 years of age to coincide with International Women in Engineering Day. The list acknowledges 50 of the engineering industry’s most inspirational young females.

An initiative aimed at boosting female uptake of engineering roles, the campaign brings together not only women engineers but also women who are having an influence in the engineering sector.

The candidates on the WE50 list are selected from over 500 entries, and represent a broad range of engineering roles including those from the traditional built environment, energy, aerospace and transport sectors, but also include names from academia as well as authors and outstanding students and apprentices.

IOM3 is excited to recognise the achievements of Nan Li, IOM3 member and Lecturer at Imperial College London, who was one of the talented candidates to make the list.

Kirsten Bodley, Chief Executive of WES, the organisation that founded International Women in Engineering Day, said, ‘We had a very high response to the campaign this year and were hugely impressed with the entries. This list of inspirational younger women shows the breadth and depth of talent and innovation across all engineering sectors. It is a great way of encouraging the next generation to enter the engineering and allied sectors and for women to succeed there.’

To celebrate INWED2017 on 23 June, the Women in Materials (WIM) Group hosted an event at the IOM3 headquarters. Keynote speaker Professor Serena Best, Professor of Materials Science at Cambridge University attended the day along with 60 delegates from academia and industry.

The full list of WE50 candidates, can be found on the WES website