Women In Engineering 2020 awards celebrate sustainability

The Women’s Engineering Society has announced the winners of its awards – The 2020 Top 50 Women In Engineering – which this year had a theme of sustainability. Specifically, nominees were required to provide evidence of their successful support of UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals or the Net Zero Carbon Programme. With the awards now in their fifth year, the CEO of the Women’s Engineering Society, Elizabeth Donnelly, explained why it had chosen the theme of sustainability for 2020: “The 2019 Climate Emergency Declarations followed unprecedented weather conditions across the planet. Engineers were instrumental in repairing the Toddbrook Dam after it collapsed in August last year, and it will be engineers who will provide many of the solutions needed to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We felt that it was the right time to showcase the amazing women who are already working on these issues.” You can find the full list of the Top 50 Women in Engineering www.inwed.org.uk/2020winners.html Congratulations to them all!They were announced on what is the International Women in Engineering Day, which takes place annually on 23 June. The judges for the WE50 2020 awards were: Sally Sudworth, National Programme Manager for Asset Management & FCRM Sustainability Lead, Environment Agency (Head Judge); Ann-Christin Andersen, Rotork Board Member, Chair ESG Committee, CEO 4ADA, also Board Member for Maersk Drilling, Glitre Energi, and Quantafuel; Richard Coackley, Past President & Sustainability Leader, Institute of Civil Engineers; Andrew Conway, BAI Communications; Louise Kingham, CEO, Energy Institute; Davide Stronati, Global Sustainability Leader, Mott Macdonald; Joanna Wood, Group Engineering Director, BAE Systems; and Elizabeth Donnelly, CEO, Women’s Engineering Society. The Women’s Engineering Society is a charity that was established in 1919 to promote diversity in engineering.