IET celebrates outstanding women at the YWE Awards 2017

8 December 2017
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(L-R) Carol Vorderman, finalists and winners and IET Chief Executive Nigel Fine.

Three young female engineers have been recognised at the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards for their work in engineering.

The winners were:


  • IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year:  Dr Ozak Esu (26) is an Electrical Engineer at Cundall, working on co-ordinated electrical services for new build, refurbishment and fit-out projects.
  • IET Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices: Jamie D’Ath (21) is an Engineering Apprentice at MBDA. She has been involved in a wide range of activities including completing complex drawings for parts and assemblies, to analysing procurement statistics, to conducting trials.
  • Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Award: Dr Larissa Suzuki (31) is Head of Data Science at Founders4School and Honorary Researcher at University College London. Her professional career includes over 10 years advancing fields of computer science and engineering, including work on smart cities, data infrastructures, emerging technology, and computing applied to medicine.


All three winners will play an ambassadorial role for the engineering and technology professions in the forthcoming months, promoting engineering careers to girls and young people.


These prestigious engineering industry awards celebrate women working in modern engineering – and aim to help change the perception that engineering is predominantly a career for men by banishing outdated engineering stereotypes of hard hats and greasy pipes.


To find out more information, please visit the IET YWE website.