For a woman who has reached a senior role in STEM with at least 20 years of work experience; We are looking to identify new faces who could be a role model to show women at earlier stages of their career what they can achieve. You will inspire others by showing what it is possible to achieve and demonstrate to the wider industry the contributions women are making.
Design Director, HS2
‘Kate has worked across the globe in the engineering and construction industry for over 23 years, successfully leading major engineering projects (including Hong Kong Airport, M6Toll, London 2012 Olympics and HS2) at Director and Board Executive level. She fully dedicates her time to being visible and accessible as a mentor, coach and sponsor and a frequent conference speaker.’
Lead Systems Safety Engineer, Railway Safety & Standards Board
‘To be a successful and senior-level engineer, a broad range of experience is essential. Every role, every discipline, every client - it all combines to provide the necessary technical wisdom. An easy path does not always prepare the ground well; my view, others too. My experience informs my mentoring, podcasts, online articles and talks to the next generation.’
Managing Solution Architect, Capgemini PLC
‘So many of the female role models we are presented with are not average and quite often leave me feeling a bit of a failure. Good for them, but we cannot all make a million pounds before we are 40 or become CEO in 10 years. By comparison I have career - which I am very proud of - that I feel anyone could aspire to. I am a Chartered Engineer and Senior Architect but also, a working single Mum who has brought up two children on her own. I'm the role model that everyone can emulate.’