How do you feel female chemical engineers are raising the bar?

22nd June 2018

After a successful campaign in 2017, the team behind International Women in Engineering Day, wanted to aim higher for 2018 and have created the theme #RaisingTheBar.

We felt this was a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in engineering and how these successes are ‘Raising the Bar’ for aspiring female engineers.

We wanted to see what our members thought, so asked them: How do you feel female chemical engineers are raising the bar?

Thank you to all the responses we’ve had - it’s been great to see them.

We’ve collated the responses from the chemical engineers below. We’ll be sharing them on Twitter throughout International Women in Engineering Day.

Kathryn Smith, Head of Profession for Process Engineering, Wood, Nuclear

Adam Hawthorne, Process Engineer delivering Life Sciences Facilities, PM Project Services Ltd

Caroline Laurenson, Decommissioning Technical Authority, Xodus

Erin Johnson, Chemical Engineering Postgraduate Student, Imperial College London

Macsene Isles-Ahite, IChemE Trustee and Principal Process Engineer – Consultant, Browns Wood Services Ltd

Olivia Sweeney, Creative Buyer Aroma Chemicals, Lush

Sarah Quinn, Project Engineer, Nestlé

Dr Suze Kundu, Academic and Science Communicator, University of Surrey

Vince Pizzoni, Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, Executive Search Consultant, and Career Coach

Wendy Wilson, IChemE Trustee and former General Manager Americas Project Services for Shell International

Yasmin Ali, Chartered Chemical Engineer

Ken Rivers, IChemE President and Chair of the UK’s COMAH Strategic Forum

Emma Jones, Senior Process Engineer, SUEZ R&R UK


Adriana Vargas-Colwill, Senior process safety engineer, KBR


How are you celebrating #INWED18?

Get in touch with us on Twitter and tell us how you’re marking the day. Help spread the word on the achievements of female engineers at your organisation using #RaisingTheBar

We’ll be sharing #INWED18 activities from around the world throughout the day so be sure to give us a follow!