Every year, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) asks Professional Engineering Institutions to nominate their best newly chartered female engineer, from which a winner of the Karen Burt Memorial Award is chosen. This prestigious annual award was set up to encourage more women to aim for and celebrate the achievement of Chartered Engineer status.
This year, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) chose Lindsay Perks as their nominated Chartered Engineer for the award. This nomination also reinforces the importance that Osprey places on engineering excellence, professional registration, and our ongoing relationship with the IET and other professional engineering institutions.
In addition to becoming Chartered, Lindsay was selected by the IET for her contribution in promoting the engineering profession. Recently she has provided career advice to junior colleagues, volunteered at the Cheltenham Science Festival and given a talk at the Gloucestershire STEM Network to share her career journey as an individual and as a part-time working mother. Lindsay has also been appointed as a Professional Registration Advisor (PRA) with the IET.
This year the judges had a particularly difficult task in selecting a winner for the Karen Burt award due to the exceptionally high calibre of applicants. Unfortunately, Lindsay wasn’t the overall winner, but being nominated by the IET as their best newly chartered female engineer is definitely worth acknowledging and celebrating.
Lindsay proudly attended the Awards Ceremony in London on 2nd October to celebrate her nomination and the achievements of all the nominees in inspiring the next generation of females into STEM roles.
Many congratulations to Susan Deeny of Ove Arup & Partners for winning the Karen Burt award this year!