Finalists for the 2012 Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards have been announced, by The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET).
The awards are broken into three prizes and are aimed at honouring outstanding female engineers under the age of 30, working in the UK.
Gabby Logan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The IET’s Selection Panel, ranging from 18-28 year olds, selected five professional engineers and apprentices based on their achievements and comment to advancing women in technology.
The 2012 finalists are:
Roma Agrawal (WSP Group)
Yewande Akinola (ARUP)
Jessica Jones (LGS Ltd)
Philippa Riddoch (BAE Systems)
Charlotte Tingley (BAE Systems)
Winners will be presented with their awards and cash prizes on 6 December at the London Savoy Place.
The ceremony will be hosted by TV presenter and ex-gymnast Gabby Logan who commented: “I’m honoured and really excited to be asked to present this year’s event.
“I fully support efforts that encourage young women to take jobs in traditionally male-dominated industries, such as engineering and technology, and to show them support early in their careers.”