Celebrating Women in Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering, in collaboration with Women at Leeds, the Women's Engineering Society, and the North Yorkshire Young Members panel of the iMechE are celebrating women engineers.

The event will be an evening talk from some of our region’s most exciting female engineering mentors and role models.

National Women in Engineering Day was established by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). The aim is to celebrate the work of women engineers and to showcase the great engineering careers that are available for girls. This event will provide an insight into the successes and career journey’s of a variety of women engineers at different stages of their careers, whilst touching on the scope and technicalities behind various areas of engineering.


Professor Ruth Wilcox - Director, Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

Michelle Flint - Associate Director, Tata Steel

Dr Catherine Bale - Leeds University Academic Fellow, School of  Chemical and Process Engineering

Clare Walsh - Specialist Medical Electronics Technician, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Annabel Downing - Founding President of Student Women’s Engineering Society at University of Leeds

Jill Sigournay - Nuclear Project Lead Engineer, Rotork

The event will take the form of short presentations by the speakers followed by a roundtable panel discussions. There will be an opportunity to network before and after the event over refreshments.


The event is free to attend and open to ALL.

However, booking is necessary for catering purposes. Please register here


G31,Maurice Keyworth Building, 
Business School
University of Leeds,

Refreshments will be provided from 17:30 onwards

The Faculty of Engineering has recently received a prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes equality in the higher education sector. The Silver Award is given in recognition of the strong and continued commitment to gender equality in the Faculty and reflects the significant progress made over the past five years.