Above: LPT project engineer Georgie Grant is helping to #ShapeTheWorld for #INWED20 – Are you?
Tuesday 23 June is Women in Engineering Day and to celebrate, we want to showcase the talented female engineers on the London Power Tunnels project. Georgie, Anastasia and Sarah are trailblazers for our industry and we are proud to have them as members of the team. We want to encourage more women to join the engineering industry and are committed to making it more inclusive for generations to come.
Above: Site engineer Melissa Onoghaife and construction engineer Sarah Woolham-Jaffier celebrate #INWED20
Women currently make up just 12% of the engineering workforce across the energy sector and National Grid is striving for better. We have recently partnered with social enterprise MyKindaFuture to deliver a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and careers outreach programme across South London to encourage women into STEM subjects from a young age. This is just one of the many ways that National Grid is supporting gender equality in the engineering industry.
Anastasia Salemi (above), Project Engineer, London Power Tunnels, says: “As a project engineer on National Grid’s London Power Tunnels project, I want to show other women that they shouldn’t be scared of entering a male-dominated industry – I’m proud to be an engineer and I want other women to join me!”