UK energy generation company Uniper has recently become a partner of a national organisation that seeks to offer inspiration, support and professional development to women in the engineering sector.
The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) charity was set up in 1919 and has been supporting and inspiring women as engineers, scientists and leaders ever since.
“Like the majority of companies in the energy sector, we’re acutely aware of the need to encourage new talent and get more people – particularly women - to take up STEM-related careers,” said David Potter, Managing Director, Uniper Technologies Ltd.
“The vision of WES is a nation in which women are as likely as men to choose to study and work in engineering, and where there are enough engineers to meet the growing demand. This is something we should all aspire to, and not just in the energy sector, and that’s why Uniper has decided to join the ranks of WES.”
Welcoming Uniper to WES, Kirsten Bodley, Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to start a partnership with Uniper to support them in their drive to improve diversity and inclusion.
“A significant under-representation of women – amongst other diversity areas – remains within the engineering sector in the UK, and the Women’s Engineering Society welcomes Uniper’s commitment to changing this.”