Energy and utilities companies celebrate #INWED21 and call for more women to join the sector as engineers
Sector celebrates existing engineering heroes via Energy & Utilities Jobs collaboration.
Jan Ward CBE, Chair of the Energy & Utility Skills Board and CEO of her own international engineering business, highlights her direct experience to encourage women to enter engineering. “The energy and utilities sector is vital for the future of the UK. When I was a teenage single mum, there were no role models I could aspire to and I work hard to provide that inspiration to others now. I hope other women see the potential of roles in engineering and never turn down an opportunity – every chance could lead to a lifelong fulfilling career.”
Suzanna Bryant, Advanced Commissioning Engineer at National Grid, agrees: “The aspect of my work that makes me proudest is leading the way for other women to become engineers, helping to make the energy sector greener. I think I’d like my legacy to be the equipment and connections that I help commission and bring onto the network – green energy such as solar farms.”