The Top 50 Women in Engineering 2017 is open to all women in Britain aged 35 and under who work in the engineering sector, and is run by The Daily Telegraph in partnership with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and key employers in the industry.
We are proud to sponsor the 'Top 50 Women in Engineering 2017' for the second year running.
At ScottishPower we are 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 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.
Interviews with Nia Lowe and Muir McDonald
As part of the 'Top 50 Women in Engineering 2017' campaign, two ScottishPower employees were interviewed by the Telegraph in April 2017.
Click the links below to read Nia Lowe's interview about her role and responsibilities in the implementation of the new Networks Asset Management (NAMs) project and Muir McDonald's interview about some of the things ScottishPower are doing to increase our diverse talent pool.
'The manager finding a new way to provide electricity' - Nia Lowe, SP Energy Networks
'Changing hearts and minds: diversity in engineering' - Muir McDonald, Head of Resourcing
What is ScottishPower doing to encourage women into engineering?
To encourage more women into engineering ScottishPower continues to support a range of initiatives. This includes SmartSTEM events in Scotland, designed to inspire young girls – aged 10-14 – to become the great thinkers and creators of tomorrow.
We've also participated in a Women Returners Programme pilot which is designed to provide women with a pathway back into STEM employment. We are again supporting this programme in 2017.
For National Women in Engineering Day in 2016 we ran a social media campaign to promote women in engineering, celebrating the achievements of our female employees and in 2016 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.
ScottishPower also participate in POWERful Women, a group that seeks to advance the professional growth and leadership development of women across the UK’s energy sector. The 'Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering' list will be published on 23rd June 2017 - National Women in Engineering Day.
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