Louisa King, a Chester-based civil engineer, has been named one of the most influential women in the UK engineering sector.
To mark International Women in Engineering Day, in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), the Daily Telegraph has published the Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50). The theme for 2018 has been ‘Returners or Transferrers’, celebrating women who have either returned after a break of at least 18 months or have transferred to engineering from another sector.
After graduating as a mature student from Liverpool John Moores University in 2017, Louisa King was selected to be part of the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) Future Leaders programme, working with Lord Robert Mair, and is the newly appointed Chair of ICE Merseyside branch.
Commenting on her inclusion in WE50, Louisa King, said:
“I am honoured to be included within the Top 50 Women in Engineering for 2018. It confirms that it is never too late to follow your dreams, something I am managing to achieve with the support of my employer, Waterco, and ICE.”
Wendy Blundell, ICE Director UK Regions, said:
“I am delighted to see that once again, ICE members are well represented in the Telegraph Top 50 and on behalf of ICE would like to offer congratulations to Louisa and the other women who have made it onto the list.
“ICE is proud to support International Women in Engineering Day, particularly in our bicentenary year as we seek to encourage more people to join our profession, including members of society who are currently under-represented. Among our many initiatives, we have seen success in our ‘Civils Comeback’ internship scheme for engineers returning to work after having children and we continue to work with schools to promote civil engineering as a rewarding and creative career.”