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Women In Engineering

15 June 2015

Costain’s Lilli Craemer, working with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Wales Cymru, has organised a lecture to mark National Women in Engineering Day (NWED), featuring women in senior positions in the construction and engineering industry.

NWED is an annual event dedicated to raising the profile and celebrating the achievements of women in engineering. The lecture at the Cardiff School of Engineering on June 23 is free to enter, open to all and sponsored by the Welsh Government and ABC Electrification, a joint venture between Costain, Alstom and Babcock.

It is also supported by Women’s Engineering Society (WES), Women into Science and Engineering (WISE) and Chwarae Teg, a Welsh charity that promotes women in the workplace.

The speakers include Julie James AM, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology and Helen Peake, Senior EIA Project Manager at Arup in Cardiff, who will talk about energy generation, transmission and distribution, strategic planning and associated major infrastructure projects.

Also speaking will be Professor Karen Holford, Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Physical Sciences & Engineering at Cardiff University, who will talk about damage assessment of engineering structures; and Milica Kitson, the Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in Wales.

Lilli, a Construction Agent working on the planning stage of the M4 Corridor around Newport in Wales, said: “I organised the event because I believe it’s important to promote female role models and inspire, attract and retain women in STEM careers. This annual lecture is a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in engineering and raise the profile of women in the profession.”

Lilli has worked at Costain for over ten years across a number of sectors including highways, water and rail, and is also an Elected Member of the ICE Wales Cymru Committee.

Lilli added: “Civil Engineering is a fantastic career and diversity in the industry is vital if we are going to meet the UK’s national infrastructure needs. Having a day to celebrate the achievements of women in engineering, as well as having positive role models from different background and life styles, is vital in creating opportunities for all.”

Date: June 23

Time: 18:00-20:15

Venue: N3/28, Cardiff School of Engineering, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA

For more information about National Women in Engineering Day, please click on the link below:

NWED (link to http://www.nwed.org.uk/)



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