Amy Johnson Inspiration Award

The Amy Johnson Inspiration Award, launched in 2016, honours an individual who is not currently working as an engineer or within the applied sciences who has made a truly remarkable achievement in furthering diversity within engineering and applied sciences. This award serves to recognise their efforts in inspiring more women to enter and/or remain in the engineering and technical professions.  We invite also male nominees and those with no engineering qualifications to apply.


Nominations for the 2020 Amy Johnson Inspiration Award are open

We invite nominations and self-nominations, including men and those with no engineering qualifications.  There is no cost to enter or to claim the award.  The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 13 July 2020.  Any questions should be directed to Cath Heslop at cath.heslop@wes.org.uk.  Good luck!

Click here to access the nomination form


Our 2019 winner

Congratulations to Natalie Cheung who was the 2019 winner of the Amy Johnson Inspiration Award.  Natalie Image removed.was recognised for the work she is doing to understand and overcome barriers to underrepresented groups joining engineering and similar fields.

Read more about our previous winners here


Who was Amy Johnson?

Amy Johnson (1903-1941), was a famous English aviator and former WES President, and the first woman pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia.  Read more about Amy Johnson