Nominate NOW for the 50 Women in Engineering List

Posted on 17/05/2016 by IED

The 50 Women in Engineering campaign launches for the first time in 2016 and we are excited to recognise the achievements of influential women in engineering. The daily Telegraph, in collaboration with the Women's Engineering Society (WES), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Prospect Union, Matchtech, Engineering Employers' Federation (EEF) and Harvey Nash have been instrumental in bringing this campaign to life, which is generously sponsored by Scottish Power, Mars Petcare, Jaguar Land Rover, SEMTA, IET and BAE Systems.

This campaign will bring together not only women engineers but also women who have an influence in the engineering sector.

Deadline: 23 May 2016

Nomination Forms and further information here.

How to Nominate

The nomination process is open until 23 May 2016 and the results will be published on National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June 2016 in the daily Telegraph.

You don't need approval to nominate a candidate for consideration, and the nomination process is easy. You can self nominate too, so please don't be shy.

Nominate here.

You may like to include in your nomination:

  • Job Role and responsibility
  • Qualifications, level of experience, any awards won and level of Professional Institution Membership (e.g. CEng, IEng, Fellow)
  • Major contribution to engineering / Evidence of influence on engineering sector
  • Impact of work / What sets your candidate apart?
  • Other relevant information

There is no word limit on the nomination form, but please ensure that sufficient information is included for the judging panel to compare and judge candidates. Links to other online information or biographies can also be included. A one page submission is adequate, making reference to how the candidate is influential in their field of engineering.

Please don't worry if you are unable to supply all of the details for your nominated candidate - just tell us as much as you know and we will do the rest.

If we don't receive a nomination we can't include the candidate.


  • Dawn Bonfield Chief Executive, Women's Engineering Society
  • Allan Cook Chairman of Atkins, Chairman of SEMTA, Non-Executive Director of BIS
  • Professor John Perkins CBE FREng Previously BIS Chief Scientific Adviser
  • Michelle Richmond Membership and Professional Development Director of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Fiona Tatton Founder and Editor of Womanthology

Further information on the judges can be found here.


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