Arup sees six employees in Women In Engineering Top 50

Six members of Arup have been named in the Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) Awards, making the company the most recognised firm in the WE50 for the second year running. 

The WE50’s theme for 2021 is engineering heroes, celebrating “the best, brightest and bravest women in engineering, who recognise a problem, then dare to be part of the solution; who undertake everyday ‘heroics’ as much as emergency ones.”

The six Arup engineers named in the Top 50 are:

A further four made the top 100:

  • Alison Ball, North West Infrastructure & Advisory Leader
  • Manuela Villani, Senior Engineering Seismologist
  • Vita Sanderson, Senior Engineer
  • Pippa Wood, Senior Ecologist

Florence Lam, Arup Fellow, Member of Region Board and Arup University Council, gave her reaction saying, “I am immensely proud of the impactful work and dedication of my brilliant colleagues recognised in the WE50 Awards. Not only are they inspiring and laying pathways for the next generation of engineers that will follow them, they are also driving the creation of a more resilient and sustainable future for us all. In what has been a difficult time for many, it is of the utmost importance that the engineers of tomorrow can witness these accomplishments and be shown how their work makes a significant and invaluable contribution to our built and natural environment.”

(Picture: (L-R) The six Arup engineers named in the Top 50 are Dr Claire Bennett, Dr Grace Campbell, Dame Jo da Silva, Julie Wood, Dr Maria Sunyer Pinya and Milly Hennayake – courtesy Arup)


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