ASK AN ENGINEER: FREE LIVE WEBINAR
Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
**NB: Here is the link to the webinar**
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS) are pleased to invite you to a live chat about existing jobs in engineering, facilitated by a wide range of speakers across industry, on 23rd June to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day (NWED).
NWED is a national campaign created by Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to raise the profile and celebrate the achievements of women in engineering.
Ask and Engineer Live Webinar (targeted for students 14-16 years old): during the webinar an open discussion between panellists will be held and videos encouraging engineering will be displayed. Some of the discussion topics are listed below:
- Why engineering? Motivations to become an engineer?
- What engineers do? What are the outcomes and benefits of engineering to society?
- Why is engineering a rewarding profession? Pros of becoming an engineer?
- Some difficulties encountered as an engineer? How they were overcome and what was the outcome?
Rachel Skinner (Moderator): Rachel is a chartered civil engineer CEng with over 18 years’ experience. She is a Director within WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Development business.She is a Fellow and Trustee of the Institution of Civil Engineers and was elected Vice President and voted onto Council in 2015. Rachel is also a founding board member of the Women's Transportation Seminar in London and Highways England’s Supplier Diversity Forum. She is committed to promote the benefits of engineering and a more diverse industry. Rachel is a mum to three young children.
Naima Ali: is a chemical engineer MEng and an associate member of IChemE with a 1-year experience in metals and mining industry as a Continuous Improvement engineer. Naima is currently pursuing a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London where she looks at mathematical models to understand changes in hair structure due to exposure to different environmental conditions. Naima is an active member of Ethiopian Doctoral and Masters Association (EDMA) and helped to organise a first inter nation conference at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA) in December 2015.
Sonja Abhyankar: Sonja is a chartered civil engineer CEng with over 5 years’ experience in the engineering sector, she holds a MEng in Civil and Structural Engineering. She currently works as a Senior Engineer in the Advanced Technology group at Arup in London. She has been finalist for the ICE James Rennie Medal 2016 and she is a STEM Ambassador.
Kassiani (Cassie) Kolyda: Cassie is a control & computer engineer with over 23 years’ international business experience. She is currently the founder & CEO of StraDia Coaching, an international company helping High Powered Women (& a few smart men) to start and grow profitable businesses or Successful Careers in the corporate arena doing what they are passionate about. She is an active Volunteer in projects helping women excel in their careers beyond the glass ceiling, launching their business and achieve personal fulfilment. Cassie is a mum to two young children.
Aoife Considine: Aoifeis amechanical engineer and works as graduate Mechanical Engineer at Transport for London (London Underground). She has over a year of experience and is the 2016 IMechE Speak out for Engineering London winner. She has been featured in the promotional video launching Women in Transport Campaign and she regularly attends STEM events at girls’ schools.
Elena Gil Aunon: Elenais achemical engineer MEng with over 15 years’ experience in the Water and Waste Water sector. She currently works as Associate Director in the Environment and Infrastructure group at Amec FW. Elena promotes a more diverse industry as a STEM Ambassador and a member of the AMEC Foster Wheeler Diversion and Inclusion group. She has recently been interviewed as a role model for the National Women in Engineering Day in Amec FW Newsletter.
A big thank you to our corporate sponsors who have contributed to make this event possible!
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The Institution of Engineering and Technology
The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world.