Women make up around 12% of the engineering sector in the UK. With a large skills gap looming and the need for a more diverse workforce, it has never been more important to inspire and encourage more people, especially women, to choose a career in engineering.
Following the success of our International Women in Engineering Day celebration breakfast back in June, we came to the realisation that women in engineering should be celebrated more often. Please join us for our Women’s Networking Breakfast on the morning of Friday 20th September. This event is not exclusively for women – we enthusiastically welcome everyone to attend. We will be hosting our women’s networking events on a quarterly basis. Our aim is to raise the profile of women in engineering, celebrate their achievements and hopefully inspire the budding engineers of tomorrow. This event is an opportunity for us to draw attention to the careers available in engineering, for you to network with your peers from across industry and to enjoy the inspirational stories and experiences of our event speakers.
Our networking breakfast is set to be informative, inspirational and a great environment to mingle in a relaxed and casual environment.
If you’d like to attend, please register by clicking here.
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Emma Muller - Managing Director Howden Compressors Ltd.
Emma has been with Howden, a world class engineering company for 2 years. As Managing Director for HCO she is responsible for the Howden Compressors product group, which comprises several products sold to Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Industrial markets globally. Emma is passionate about building capability and sustainability via cultural change and mentoring teams to deliver strategic objectives and personal growth. She has an avid interest in empowering women, diversity and inclusion and encouraging young females to pursue their career goals. Over the last 2 years Emma has hosted International Women in Engineering Day at Howden, welcoming over 50 high school girls to explore the exciting opportunities that a career in Engineering can provide. Emma is a Chartered Management Accountant, holds an MBA with Distinction from Strathclyde University and is a qualified Lean Sigma Black Belt.
Rebecca Pick - CEO Pick Protection
While a marketing student at Strathclyde University, Rebecca came up with the idea for Personal Guardian after a woman in her apartment complex was attacked while taking rubbish out to the bins.
Billed as a “lone working and personal attack alarm”, the device when activated automatically connects to the user's mobile phone to call a monitoring station where staff listen to a live recording to determine if an attack is taking place. If so, police are directed to the exact location of the attack via GPS.
Kirstie Farmer - Project Officer – Engineering Sector Engagement - Equate Scotland
Kirstie works across a number of different areas including developing good practice guides for industry, leading the new project with engineering sector SMEs and supporting the ERASMUS Engendering STEM project. Kirstie previously ran the Skills Development Scotland funded modern apprentice mentoring project and developed the SQA accredited “Training the Trainer – Mentoring Women in STEM Apprenticeships” course. She has significant experience in publication writing and training on equalities and diversity issues. She has previously worked for Scottish Women’s Aid where she was responsible for the national CEDAR network. She has a wealth of experience in monitoring and evaluating project work and interventions to prove they are having an impact.