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Celebrating women 
in engineering

In anticipation of the Top 50 Women in Engineering run in partnership with the Guardian we look back at our winners' from last year. 
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Louise Maynard-Atem from Applied Intelligence, Dr Connie Wilson from Maritime and Lisa Montague from Air were selected from nearly 200 nominations from across the UK. 
This year’s list features women who have either returned to engineering after a beak or transferred to engineering from another sector.    
As a company we are dedicated to attracting and retaining the best engineering talent and developing a more diverse workforce.  I congratulate Louise, Connie and Lisa; we are very proud of their achievements that have led to receiving this award

John McCollum

, Engineering Director
All 50 winners were awarded their trophies at an International Women in Engineering Day Afternoon Tea event held by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), hosted at the Royal Academy of Engineering.   
Presenting the awards, Kirsten Bodley, Chief Executive of WES said:
“The nominations were all amazing. For the Top 50, we looked for women who had overcome hurdles and returned to or transferred into/or across roles in engineering. In addition, they have all demonstrated that they are doing something to help support and inspire other women to succeed and progress in engineering whether it is working within their organisation through mentoring or inspiring young women through STEM activities for example.”
You can read profiles of our winners here:
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Dr Connie Wilson

As a BAE Systems Senior Systems Engineer on Type 26, Connie is responsible for the Meteorological and Oceanographic system which collates and analyses the environmental information that the ship is operating in.
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Lisa Montague

Lisa completed a degree in Applied Biology before working as a receptionist at a small software house in Yeovil.
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Louise Maynard-Atem

Louise completed her academic studies in chemistry and materials science before joining the Government Operational Research Fast Stream scheme working as an analyst associated with various government policies. 
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On 23 June, we will be celebrating International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2019 across our business, and highlighting engineering as a great career choice for all young people.

Here we get a perspective from four women engineers across our business:
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Nadia Savage

Type 26 Programme Director

Part of being a leader is about taking responsibility to nurture and develop talent, as well as inspiring the next generation.
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Katy Pilkington

"I think the fact that I had such positive role models in my life made it possible for me to believe, at eight years old, that I could do anything I wanted."
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Dawn Rayson

Women can and will achieve in a man’s world – in the words of Bob Dylan “Times, they are a changing.”
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Sally Hulse

"My favourite subjects in school were maths and science and I always used to help my dad, who is an electrician, when I was younger, so a career in engineering always seemed to be on the cards."
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Samantha Holliday

"There really is no limit to where you can go if you’re determined enough."
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