Renewable energy chief named in UK Top 50 most influential Women in Engineering

Dr. Nina Skorupska
Dr. Nina Skorupska

Britain’s top renewable energy chief is one of five women named today in the Top 50 Women in Engineering.

Dr. Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association, and her colleagues were voted for from a list of almost 900 nominations.

But there are no ‘Scottish energy’ women included in the list, which was compiled by a London-based newspaper and the Women’s Engineering Society, which is due to celebrate its in centenary in 2019.

The other four energy-related Top 50 engineering women in the UK are;

  • Helen Samuels, United Utilities
  • Angela Seeney, Oil & Gas Authority
  • Faye Banks and Cathy McClay, (both) National Grid

Dr. Skorupska CBE, commented: “Renewable energy is an exciting and rapidly growing field to work in, it is our future. I hope to be a role model, and call on girls and women to join us in tackling the challenges of climate change.”

The list was compiled to coincide today with the third National Women in Engineering Day (#NWED2016) – an international awareness campaign sponsored by UNESCO to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the career opportunities available to girls in this industry.

For more information: The Women’s Engineering Society: www.wes.org.uk

 

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