Tune in to our President’s Address, Thursday 8 October, 1pm BST

In her President’s Address, Danielle will take viewers on a journey celebrating some of the most inspiring difference-makers of the past. She will tell us about the role models she had that helped her decide to become an engineer, as well as looking at the influencers of the future. The event will be co-hosted by Sky Kids’ Elise Tan-Roberts.

Danielle said: “Engineers are great at keeping secrets, especially about the positive difference engineers make! I will be working hard over the next year to help inspire the next generation and make sure they see all the different and exciting opportunities available within engineering and technology.

“To achieve this, we need to be telling the stories of incredible difference-makers around the world so that young people become inspired to solve engineering challenges. Engineers have been solving many of the challenges facing communities across the globe for generations, and they continue to do so now – making an ongoing difference to the world around us – and it’s these stories we need to tell.

“It’s no secret that there is a shortage of engineers in the UK, so it’s vital we have more young people considering engineering and technology careers to ensure the future pipeline of talent. As engineers, it’s our duty to speak passionately about our careers so that more people join us and have the chance to change the world.”     

Find out more about all the exciting activities we have planned for our 150th-anniversary celebrations to celebrate our rich history of engineering and technology.

We want you all involved to help us reach outside our engineering bubble to showcase the extraordinary difference-makers around the world.

Sign up to watch The IET President’s Address, ‘150 years of difference-makers’. It’s free to watch and available live on Thursday, 8 October at 1pm BST and it will be available to watch on-demand.