Amy Johnson Inspiration Award

Nominations for the 2022 Amy Johnson Inspiration Award are now open!

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


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2021 Winner: Amy Johnson Inspiration Award

Image removed.Many congratulations to our 2021 winner, Rose Russell. An Art and D&T Technician at the Ursuline Academy Ilford, Rose has dedicated her personal time to leading a STEM club and championing extra-curricular activities since 2010. She has changed perceptions, stereotypes, and aspirations for girls of all ages and has lead many through National Science & Engineering Competitions. Her tireless hard work has been supported by school leaders and formed part of the Ursuline Academy's 2015-17 improvement plan to remain a Centre of Excellence for STEM. 

WES Trustee and Head Judge Chrisma Jain said: 

“As WES strives to further diversity and inclusion within engineering, it’s heartening to learn about the efforts of so many individuals outside of STEM roles who are dedicated to doing the same. Their invaluable support has helped to make real change and will play a vital role in the future of women in engineering.

“On behalf of the judging panel, I would like to commend all of the nominees for the excellent work that they have done to help, encourage and of course inspire women to achieve as engineers. The high standard of nominations we received made for a fascinating and challenging judging process and I would like to thank everyone who applied for the transformational impact that you have made.”








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