Recognising Women in Engineering
New Civil Engineer and Curtins are proud to introduce this year’s Recognising Women in Engineering awards
Supporting female engineers’ personal development on the journey towards better gender diversity is crucial if the civil engineering sector is to attract and retain more women.
Recognising women in engineering at all levels shows the value the industry places on its female workforce as well as the value a diverse workforce can bring to business.
This is why it was so important to New Civil Engineer and consultant Curtins to launch an event to recognise women who have made outstanding achievements within the realm of engineering.
Last year, six women were honoured at a prestigious dinner in London, where their colleagues and the wider industry got to hear their inspirational stories.
This year we are looking for women who have made a major contribution to their firm, or whose work has made a major contribution to a project’s successful outcome – take a look at our categories for one which recognises your or your nominees’ talents.
Entrants can be from any discipline within the engineering sector, whether they are civil engineers or whether they are in transport planning, external relations, human resources or another engineering discipline. The “Contribution to gender diversity” category is open to both men and women.
"Imbalance of gender representation is undeniably an issue in our industry, and indeed this is echoed at Curtins too. I am determined that this must change. I believe there are two simple but key areas that should be considered in our pursuit of this change – firstly we must encourage more girls into the industry by showing what a desirable career choice it is, and secondly we must celebrate the wealth of talented women already in action. We are delighted to be running this event with New Civil Engineer as it succeeds on both of those levels. Not only is it an opportunity to recognise and praise the incredible contributions women are making every day to their businesses and to the industry as a whole, but it will also provide those role models with another platform from which they can inspire tomorrow’s generation too.
I believe the Recognising Women in Engineering event is an exciting opportunity for celebration and I am very proud that Curtins are a part of it."
Rob Melling, chief executive, Curtins
The successful nominations will be invited to an exclusive dinner hosted by New Civil Engineer and Curtins in central London where their achievements will be celebrated.
This represents a unique opportunity for women within the civil engineering sector to gain recognition at a national level and have their achievements celebrated in New Civil Engineer.
Need help with your entry? For entry enquires please contact Amy Bear on 0203 953 2891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the judges
New Civil Engineer
Sir Robert McAlpine
Head of Communications
Director for Renewals and Enhancements
“It was an incredible honor to presence such a momentum event, even more so of being able to meet top women in engineering, starting with the six present at the event. It was overwhelming the way the celebration came through and how humble women accepting the award were.”
Robinson Leon-Diaz | Jacobs | Associate Director Tunnels