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Four Arup engineers have been named in The Telegraph’s Top 50 UK female engineers under 35 list– more than any other firm.
Geotechnical engineer Áine Ní Bhreasail, civil engineer Louise Ellis, lighting designer Pavlina Akritas and structural engineer Victoria Richardson were all acknowledged. They were selected by a distinguished panel of judges from 500 nominations and are considered among the UK’s most influential female engineers. Arup is the only firm to have four engineers recognised in this year’s ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35’ list.
The list is produced by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) in collaboration with The Telegraph to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day on 23rd of June. The list aims to inspire the next generation of women into engineering; currently less than 10 per cent of engineering professionals in the UK are women.
“We’re very proud that Áine, Louise, Pavlina and Victoria have been recognised for their achievements this year. Women are still massively underrepresented in engineering, so it is important to celebrate these role models to help inspire the future generation of engineers. Their experiences and passions are the greatest asset we have to encourage more women to bring their talents to this exciting and varied profession.
We know our business will grow stronger if we tap into the breadth of skills, knowledge and creativity that a diverse workforce can offer. We still have a way to go, but we are committed to addressing the gender imbalance and encouraging more and more women to move to leadership roles. It is heartening to see that half of our graduates this year are female – up from 33 per cent, two years ago. - Dervilla Mitchell, UKMEA Region Chair, Arup