Professor Eleanor Stride named as one of the top 50 women in Engineering

Professor Eleanor Stride named as one of the top 50 women in Engineering

Professor of Engineering Science, Eleanor Stride, has been named as one of the top 50 Women in Engineering, which was published in the Daily Telegraph last week to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day.

The list, compiled by the Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society, features the UK’s top influential female engineers chosen from almost 900 nominations.

Professor Eleanor Stride is included alongside many familiar senior engineers’ names such as Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Naomi Climer, President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and Dame Judith Hackitt DBE, former Chair of the Health and Safety Executive and now Chair of EEF the Manufacturers’ Organisation, together with Steph McGovern from BBC Breakfast, a former engineer who continues to do a huge amount to encourage the next generation into engineering, and Chi Onwurah MP – the only female engineer in Parliament.

The candidates on the list represent the broad range of engineering roles available including industrialists from the traditional built environment, energy and transport sectors, but also including names from the Hilton Group of Hotels, the Merlin entertainment group and many representatives from academia. The list also includes women who are no longer working as practicing engineers but are nevertheless still influential in the sector.

Speaking of her inclusion, Professor Eleanor Stride commented that she was shocked, albeit delighted to be included.

Dawn Bonfield, Chief Executive of the Women’s Engineering Society who is also the founder of National Women in Engineering Day commented: "We had a very high response to this campaign and were hugely impressed with the entries. This list of amazing role models is a great way of raising the profile of our talented women engineers and making them more visible both within the industry and to the next generation.”

For a full list of the 50 women included in the inaugural list, please see here: http://www.wes.org.uk/we50