International Women’s Day!

IWD21

At Webb Yates Engineers we are committed to increasing diversity and representation, championing equality and helping to amplify the voices of all the brilliant women in our office. We asked them what inspired them to become an engineer and what they think is the best thing about a career in engineering.

 

Chloe Blagbrough

What’s the best thing about a career in engineering? 

I like the reaction I get when I tell someone that I’m an engineer as generally people are pretty surprised. After asking my female friends in the industry, it seems that they generally tend to get that reaction too. It’s great to feel like you are breaking the mould and changing people’s expectations on what a structural engineer should look like. I also love the satisfaction you get from seeing your ideas take a physical form.

What inspired you to become an engineer?

I loved maths and art at school and architectural engineering seemed like the perfect mix of the two. I changed to structural engineering mid-way through my university course as I enjoyed the mathematical modules far more than the architectural portion of the course (and switching meant I had the option to take a year abroad in Australia which was a huge added bonus!).

 

Lynsey Laycock

What’s the best thing about a career in engineering?

It offers a great balance between technical problem solving and creative skills, and it’s hugely rewarding when ideas become reality for all to see.

What inspired you to become an engineer?

It was only really when I started looking at university courses that I realised engineering was a great choice given I enjoyed maths and science and how things worked.

 

Chloe Newmann

What’s the best thing about a career in engineering? 

Combining creative design and practical problem solving!

What inspired you to become an engineer?

An interest in architecture, but a passion for science.

 

Yiyi Zhang

What’s the best thing about a career in engineering? 

Being able to think logically and act efficiently.

What inspired you to become an engineer?

To build a better world with solid techniques and creative ideas.

 

Eleonora Regni

What’s the best thing about a career in engineering? 

As an engineer my dream is to make a better world and step-by-step I am trying doing it. As a female engineer, I have always found positive and professional work environments, even if in my daily life I often hear: ‘oh you are a structural engineer, really???’

What inspired you to become an engineer?

When I was a child my favourite game was building castles, houses and objects with Lego. I was impressed by the instruction precision that explained to me how to create things. Nowadays I am an engineer that uses calculations and instructions to build real things, and this gives me a deep satisfaction!

 

Fatima Daamouche

What inspired you to become an engineer?

Since I was a child, I enjoyed solving math problems and studying physics at school. I was also curious about how things work and function. At high school, I knew that I wanted to be an engineer, but I was not sure which major to choose. I started reading more about different engineering and I become fascinated about structures and how they work.

What’s the best thing about a career in engineering? 

The best thing about a career in engineering is being able to solve complicated problems by dismantling it to simplest form and resolve in a simpler way.  

 

Elisa Sartori

What inspired you to become an engineer?

I chose engineering as the perfect balance in between my rational part, my love for architecture and a bit of creative instinct.

What’s the best thing about a career in engineering? 

To stay at the forefront of technical innovation: today – and increasingly in the future – I see building services and energy efficiency solutions as crucial components of an innovative approach to design.

 

We’ve actively chosen to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.

Let's all be #EachforEqual