Ecology Director Is Winner Of Top 50 Women In Engineering

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We’re delighted to announce Dr Kerry Mashford, who was recently elected to our Board of Directors, has been selected as a winner of the Top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability awards (WE50), which are co-ordinated by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).

We’d like to congratulate Kerry on being recognised alongside the other amazing women who are working on the engineering solutions needed to address the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Now in its fifth year, this year WE50 celebrates women who have made a significant contribution within sustainability. In selecting the winners, the judges considered evidence of how the nominees are supporting the SDGs.

The WE50 awards seek to recognise the wealth of female talent within engineering and related disciplines and are aligned with the campaign International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) which takes place on 23 June and is also co-ordinated by WES. INWED celebrates the achievements of women in engineering and related roles and highlights the opportunities available to engineers of the future; this year the campaign is partnering with UNESCO UK. The WE50 theme changes each year to recognise women working in different fields and from varying routes into engineering.

Ecology Director Dr Kerry Mashford OBE with her WE50 award

On receiving the award Kerry explained,

“I am really pleased that WES chose sustainability as the focus for this year’s awards.  The need for action is urgent and engineers have a huge contribution to make as we strive to create a sustainable future.

“I’m even more delighted to have been selected for the WE50 award this year. For many years, long before sustainability was a recognised topic, I’ve been using my engineering knowledge and systems engineering skills to make more sustainable products, places, processes, systems and value chains.

“In my non-executive director role at Ecology, I have the opportunity to help the Society to support even more individuals, businesses and community groups to build and improve homes to be more sustainable.

“I hope too that I will be able to inspire people from all backgrounds to follow an engineering career and help build a better world.”

A full list of the 2020 WE50 winners is available on the INWED website.

Published: 23 June 2020

Author: Laura Baines