Why do we need female engineers? #INWED17

Why do we need female engineers? 

It’s a simple, in some ways controversial question, that we put out to IChemE members a couple of weeks ago to mark today’s International Women In Engineering Day.

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We received a fantastic response from chemical engineers working all over the world – take a look at them below and stay tuned on Twitter where we will be sharing them throughout the day.

How will you or your organisation be celebrating gender diversity today?

  1. Tapiwa Chimbganda, Postgraduate Researcher at The University of Cape TownTapiwa Chimbganda - FINAL
  2. Aisling Bradley, Manufacturing Technology Group Leader – Chemical Processing & Filling at 3M Drug Delivery Systems DivisionAisling Bradley - FINAL
  3. Liz Halifax MEng MIChemE CEng, Global Process Safety Authority at UnileverLiz Halifax - FINAL
  4. Tara Zrymiak PEng, Chemical Engineer and Immediate Past President of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of SaskatchewanTara Zrymiak - FINAL
  5. Raffaella Ocone, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt UniversityRaffaella Ocone - FINAL
  6. Ruweide Schrywer, Junior Process Engineer, Veolia Water Technologies (South Africa)Ruweide Schrywer - FINAL
  7. Ann Donaghey MEng, Continuous Improvement ManagerAnn Donaghey - FINAL
  8. Dave Hoggart, Principal Engineering Consultant – Chemicals and Premium, SRGDave Hoggart - FINAL
  9. Andrea Hosey, General Manager – Victoria at ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Australia)Andrea Hosey - FINAL
  10. Mariangel Martin, Environmental Risk Assessor at SyngentaMariangel Martin - FINAL
  11. Hannah Forbes, Waste and Resource Management Team Leader at Mott MacDonaldHannah Forbes - FINAL
  12. Alina Bassi, Senior Process Development EngineerAlina Bassi - FINAL
  13. Geapana Izabella, Energy Audit Department ManagerGeapana Izabella - FINAL.jpg
  14. Clea Kolster, Postgraduate Researcher at the Grantham Institute, Centre for Environmental Policy and Centre for Process Systems Engineering – Imperial College LondonClea Kolster - FINAL
  15. Cordelia Selomulya CEng FIChemE, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Monash UniversityCordelia Selomulya - FINAL
  16. Tandeka Mbandezi, Geomatics Masters Student at The University of Cape TownTandeka Mbandezi - FINAL
  17. Angela Barugh, Waste Strategy & Modelling Manger at Thames WaterAngela Barugh - FINAL
  18. Aida Rafat, Postgraduate Researcher at Imperial College LondonAida Rafat - FINAL
  19. Allyson Black CEng FIChemE, Corporate Development Manager, Caltex AustraliaAllyson Black - FINAL
  20. Emily Wright MEng CEng MIChemE, Principal Process Engineer at GHDEmily Wright - FINAL


Get involved

Join us on Twitter throughout the day when we’ll be sharing #INWED17 activity from around the globe, and tweeting the member responses.

You can join in the discussion too. Tell us how you are celebrating the day by using #INWED17, and shine a light on the women engineers at your organisation – #RaisingProfiles

And don’t forget this year’s theme – #MenAsAllies. If you’re a male engineer, how are you helping to improve gender diversity, and why do you think it’s important?

2 thoughts on “Why do we need female engineers? #INWED17”

  1. Great to see so many women and men coming forward and speaking about WIE!


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