2023 Young Woman Engineer of the Year named by The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Dec 12, 2023

Titi Oliyide with her award

Titi Oliyide, a Senior Process Safety Engineer at Supercritical Solutions, has been named IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2023.

The prestigious industry awards, which celebrate women working in modern engineering, were presented at a glittering awards ceremony at the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) headquarters in London last week.

The awards aim to help change the perception that engineering is predominantly a career for men, by challenging outdated stereotypes and encouraging young women into STEM careers through celebrating diverse role models. This is a particularly important for helping to address UK skills shortages and lack of diversity in the engineering workforce - where women currently make up just 16.5% of the workforce.

Speaking of her surprise and delight in receiving the award, Titi said “I can’t believe I’ve been named the 2023 Young Woman Engineer of the Year, joining an incredible line-up of outstanding women who have come before me. I am really passionate about demystifying and promoting the industry, and this gives me an amazing platform to introduce more young people to the world of engineering and show them how they can make a difference in the world through this impactful profession.”

Jade Kimpton, an Apprentice Substation Engineer at National Grid, was also named as winner of the IET Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices, and senior Structural Engineer at Pell Frischmann, Zainab Adigun was named winner of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Prize.

All other finalists, including Georgina Andrew, Krystina Pearson-Rampeearee, Laura Hoang and Evi Viza, were highly commended and will join the winners in playing an ambassadorial role for the engineering and technology professions in the forthcoming months, promoting engineering careers to more girls and young people.

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the IET, Dr Laura Norton said: “Our awards tell the stories of incredible women engineers who are changing our world for the better and I’d like to congratulate our fantastic winners and finalists this year. They are a real credit to the engineering profession and make excellent role models to young girls who might be thinking about a career in engineering and technology.

“It’s vital we champion engineering careers to the next generation – it’s a diverse, creative and exciting career, which offers the opportunity to change lives, or even the world.”

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