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ScottishPower proud to sponsor 'Top 50 Women in Engineering 2018'

ScottishPower have sponsored the Top 50 Women in Engineering since it started in 2015 and are proud to sponsor the event again this year.

ScottishPower was very proud to have three of our own outstanding women on the winning list this year:

Emma Browning: Environment Manager for ScottishPower Renewables, London
Cheryl Blenkinsop: Lead Engineer in Transmission for SP Energy Networks, Glasgow
Angela McIntosh: Senior Design Engineer for SP Energy Networks, Central & Fife District

This year nominations were sought from women within the sector who had returned to work after a career break, or who have jumped over into engineering from another sector – or even switched between different areas of engineering. This year's winners highlighted the broad range of routes it is possible to follow leading to a career in engineering.

Hamish Watson, UK HR Director said: “We were delighted to see Angela, Cheryl and Emma included on the WE50 list for 2018. All three have demonstrated huge talent and determination and are hugely inspirational to females working in both ScottishPower and in the engineering sector as a whole. Congratulations to all who were nominated and to our winners.”

The WE50 list was published in the Sunday Telegraph on 24 June 2018 and the winners are listed on the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) website. The winners will be awarded their trophies at an International Women in Engineering Day afternoon tea event held by the Women’s Engineering Society.

The Telegraph interview with Lesley MacRury

Based at our headquarters in Glasgow, engineer Lesley MacRury works within ScottishPower’s busy IT function. Lesley is a strong advocate of women in technology, promotes STEM in schools and champions her field in a number of professional women’s groups.

Read her interview as she gives some insight into the evolving world of engineering:

What is ScottishPower doing to encourage women in engineering?

ScottishPower continues to support a range of initiatives, this includes events in Scotland, designed to inspire young girls to become the great thinkers and creators of tomorrow.

For the past two years we also participated in a Women Returners Programme which is designed to provide women with a pathway back into STEM employment. We are again supporting this programme in 2018.

ScottishPower are in Year 2 of a two year Gold sponsorship with POWERful women, an initiative launched by powerful women to offer mentoring to senior females. POWERFUL women seek to advance the professional growth and leadership development of women in the UK’s energy sector.

Quote from Jane, District General Manager: "I chose engineering despite the advice I was given at school. The attraction was using science and maths to achieve something practical and worthwhile."

For more information and to nominate, click the link below:

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