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Ancon celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

The 23rd June 2020 is not just any ordinary Tuesday, it is the globally celebrated International Women in Engineering Day (INWED).

(L-R) Senior Engineer Harriet Cotton and Design Draughtsperson Liudmila Trull holding up their #INWED2020 selfie cards. 

Founded in 2004 by the Women’s Engineering Society, INWED is a global awareness campaign that is centered on raising the profile of women in engineering, focusing attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry and inspiring a new generation of females to explore the profession.

For 2020, the theme of INWED’s campaign is #ShapeTheWorld. This year’s theme ties in with the current challenges we face amidst a global pandemic and an ongoing climate emergency. The engineering industry needs women now, more than ever.

As a designer and manufacturer of essential steel components for construction, Ancon’s engineers are an integral and vital part of our team. With their incredible expertise, our female engineers have designed a vast range of solutions using Ancon steel fixings, helping to ensure strength and stability for buildings and structures all around the world.

To celebrate their outstanding contributions and achievements, and to mark the seventh year of this important campaign, Ancon will be honouring its female engineers by getting to know some of them a little better and sharing their experiences with you.

Senior Engineer Harriet Cotton and Design Draughtsperson Liudmila Trull are both established engineers within the company and were keen to get involved in inspiring a new generation of prospective female engineers. To get to know them more, we asked them both some questions about their paths to engineering and why they chose it as a career. We also asked them why more women should consider applying for engineering and STEM roles in the future. Harriet had this advice:

Without women, the engineering world is missing out on 50% of the world’s skills, insight, creativity, intelligence and ambition. Engineering and STEM roles need women! And from the perspective of an individual considering career directions, why not choose a role in engineering which can be both challenging and rewarding?!

Liudmilla added:

Women have a completely different way of thinking compared to men. These qualities add so much more beauty and new strength and innovation into the engineering world. Alongside male engineers, together they can enhance and advance engineering like never before.

Check our blog for the full INWED interviews with Harriet and Luda; the Ancon women who are helping to #ShapetheWorld.

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