2011 WISE Inspiration and Leadership in Business and Industry Award Winner

Dervilla Mitchell FRENG, FIAE, FICE, FIEI

Executive Chair at Arup’s UK, India, Middle East and Africa (UKIMEA) region and board member

What three words sum up your STEM journey so far?

Exciting, interesting and rewarding

Who/what inspired you to join the STEM sector?

My father was an architect and I wanted to be part of a team that created buildings really appealed to me

What is the best career advice you’ve ever been given?

To learn different things from different people…learn from everyone and every experience

What advice would you give to women who are #1ofTheMillion working in STEM today?

Be yourself

What advice would you give to women and girls to encourage them to join the STEM sector?

It’s an exciting career where you can make a difference

Given the unique challenges we face due to COVID-19, how can we keep gender balance and diversity on the agenda?

Through talking and action

What can organisations do to increase/inspire more women into STEM?

Give women great jobs and help them become great role models

What do you envision for the STEM sector over the next 20 years?

A broadly diverse and inclusive industry

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