Registrants honoured in Top 50 Women in Engineering List

Published:  27 June, 2024

The Engineering Council says it extends its congratulations to the registrants who are among the winners of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) annual Top 50 Women in Engineering awards (WE50), announced on International Women in Engineering Day (INWED).

This year's theme, Enhanced by Engineering celebrates the inspiring women who have significantly influenced technology, sustainability, and society. It also highlights how engineering improves our lives and underscores the vital role of diversity in driving innovation.

By achieving professional registration, these engineers have demonstrated their competence and commitment to internationally recognised standards. This includes a dedication to professional standards, ethical practice, and recognising their obligations to society, the profession, and the environment.

Congratulations to all those featured on the Top 50 Women in Engineering list, including the following registrants:

• Dr Chika Judith Abolle-Okoyeagu PhD CEng MIMechE SFHEA - Head of Department - Robert Gordon University

• Carolyn Ainsworth CEng FIET - Deputy Director Engineering - National Cyber Security Centre

• Nike Amiaka CEng FIChemE TechIOSH - Technical Professional Leader - Safety (Consultant) - Kellogg Brown & Root

• Maira Bana MEng CEng MIMechE - CFD Manager - RED Engineering Design

• Helen Alexandra Elizabeth Davis MEng CEng MICE - Engineering Manager and Lead Supervising Civil Engineer - Binnies

• Professor Judith Driscoll PhD BSc (Eng) CEng FIMMM FREng - Professor - University of Cambridge

• Ghada Elsheikh MSc BSc CEng MIET CDCDP - Associate - HDR Inc.

• Catherine Gruber CEng MIMechE - Principal Mechanical Engineer - Mott MacDonald

• Dr Abigail Hathway MEng CEng MCIBSE - Senior Lecturer - University of Sheffield

• Emma Elizabeth Hellawell CEng MICE - Principal Engineer - LEAP Environmental

• Charlotte Higgins BEng CEng MIET - Associate Director - Arup

• Hiba Akbar Khan PhD MEng CEng MICE - Civil Engineer - Mott MacDonald

• Alexandra Koutsouki DIC CEng MICE - Senior Bridge Engineer - Arup

• Dr Paula Palade PhD CEng MIET - AI Ethics Senior Technical Specialist - Jaguar Land Rover

• Misha Patel MEng CEng MIMechE - DPhil Student - University of Oxford

• Helen Rowe MEng (Hons) CEng MICE MCIOB - Structures and Tunnels Asset Manager - Kent County Council

• Barbara Sacha MSc CEng MCIBSE - Partner - Cundall

• Victoria Sharpe MEng CEng MIMechE - Managing Director - Exstent Limited

• Melanie Thrush MSc BEng CEng MCIWEM C.WEM - Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer - Arup

• Emily Walport MEng CEng MIMMM - Materials Engineer - Arup

• Claire Watson MEng CEng MCIWEM C.WEM MICE - Water Utilities Delivery Director - Binnies

• Seren White MEng CEng MIMechE – Senior Project Engineer - NP Aerospace

The full Top 50 Women in Engineering, Enhanced By Engineering list is available on the WES website -,Y6RG,4WB192,4E8NU,1

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