Dr Biljana Stojkovsk, FIET
Biljana Stojkovska wants to be a visible, approachable role model. And achieving IET Fellowship, she says, is one way of becoming more visible.
Biljana is convinced that visible role models are important, as they can inspire young people to choose careers in engineering and current engineers to continue developing. “I always say ‘we cannot be what we cannot see. Not everyone reaches the top or wants to, but at least role models put you in the mindset that things are possible.”
Biljana is in a position to inspire others, leading staff of various backgrounds – from technical to communications – to deliver key projects on a national scale, bringing us closer to achieving zero carbon operation, reducing cost for consumers and creating new opportunities for distributed energy businesses in the process.
Beyond the day job, Biljana brings her energy sector experience to professional institutions. She’s founder and chair of CIGRE’s Women’s Network UK, which organises topical events, mentoring and technical papers.
At the IET, Biljana leads a working group on energy digitalisation and power grids sits on the energy sector committee and promotes events for the Birmingham and Midlands networks.