• 18 June 2019

Transforming the Future as part of International Women in Engineering Day

Waterman are proud to introduce our latest video and blog campaign as we celebrate the sixth year of International Women in Engineering Day (#INWED19) on 23 June.

As well as celebrating 100 years of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), this year’s #INWED19 focusses on the achievements of our inspirational women engineers as part of their #TransformTheFuture theme.

During this week, we are proud to be featuring the inspiring stories of our very own engineers and scientists: Joanna Ward; Ros Boalch; Charlotte Hitchens; Magdalena Figan; Georgia Lilley and Lara Knapman; all of whom share insight into their careers and the opportunities within this exciting industry.


You can also view our video by clicking here.

Look out for all the videos, released this week on our Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube channels.

If you don’t want to wait, why not take the opportunity to read their blogs below:

  • Impacting people’s lives

    Charlotte Hitchens – Graduate Structures Engineer

    “It is the ability to trust your own judgement that makes a good engineer, although this can be hard in a society that can sometimes tell young women to doubt themselves”

  • Forging a path in to engineering

    Georgia Lilley –  Structures Design Engineer Apprentice

    “I find being a woman in this industry can be advantageous due to initiatives like INWED providing an opportunity for individuals to promote their abilities and achievements”

  • Designing for everyday life

    Joanna Ward – Principal Transport Planner

    “I think it’s really important to keep raising the profile of women in engineering otherwise we are in danger of alienating half the population”

  • Building relationships and celebrating teamwork

    Lara Knapman – Senior Associate Director

    “Gender diversity and equality in the workplace are very important to me and I think INWED is a fantastic initiative which really draws attention to how amazing our careers are”

  • The constant learning curve

    Magdalena Figan – Principal Public Health Engineer

    “World-wide initiatives like International Women in Engineering Day are great because they allow younger women to start taking notice and realise they can be engineers too”

  • From a passion for LEGO to shaping our cityscapes

    Ros Boalch – Associate Director

    “It’s not just about encouraging women to be engineers, it’s about realising that a diversity of views, experience and expertise often gives the best results”