The search has begun for Britain’s most talented women working in engineering, to celebrate their many achievements, and identify role models for a new generation.
The Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) is open to all women in Britain who work in the engineering sector, and is being run in partnership with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), key employers and associated organisations.
At ScottishPower we're focused on creating a cleaner, more affordable and more secure energy supply for the UK but we can only do this if we have the right people working for us.
We are proud to be sponsoring the 'Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering' list. We are committed to developing an environment that enables our highly skilled engineers to keep the lights on across the country, both now and in the years to come.
To encourage more women into engineering ScottishPower continues to support a range of initiatives and for the last two years this has included SmartSTEM events in Scotland, designed to inspire young girls – aged 10-14 – to become the great thinkers and creators of tomorrow.
This year, we've also participated in a Women Returners Programme pilot which is designed to provide women with a pathway back into STEM employment. The first engineer to come through this programme started this month at Whitelee windfarm.
ScottishPower was also the first utility company to join the WiRES (Women in Renewable Energy Scotland) group. WiRES was created in 2010, with the aim of representing women in the renewable energy sector and providing a peer-support network for its members.
For National Women in Engineering Day in 2015 we ran a social media campaign to promote women in engineering, celebrating the achievements of our female employees and earlier this month ScottishPower were named Best Large Private Sector Employer at Scotland’s Working Families Awards for our flexible working practices which are designed to attract, retain and support our employees.
The 'Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering' list will be published on 23rd June 2016 - National Women in Engineering Day.
For more information and to nominate, click the link below: