A SOLIHULL young woman engineer has been shortlisted for three top awards.
Veena Kumari has made it through to the final of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Young Woman Engineer (YWE) of the Year Awards 2022.
The 27-year-old is in line for the Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award, the Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices and the Women’s Engineering Society Prize.
The group network and security engineer at Telent Technology Services works to drive enhancements and efficiency across the business, as well as keep employees, assets and customers safe and secure from cyber threats.
She said: “Being an enthusiast for outreach activities, I will be sure to use this privilege to the best of my ability and engage with the next generation by acting as a representative and inspiring role model.
“I am passionate about equality and want to actively work as an advocate for change, to break the stereotypes and barriers the sector faces.
“Through sharing my own journey and experiences, I hope to promote the vast opportunities in STEM and encourage the younger generation to see the incredible possibilities within this exciting industry.”
As well as highlighting engineering talent, the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards seek to find role models who can help address the UK science and engineering skills crisis by promoting engineering careers to more girls and women.
Head of equality, diversity and inclusion at the IET, Dr Laura Norton said: “Our Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards are all about shining a spotlight on the incredible engineering talent up and down the country, and to find role models to get girls and the engineers of tomorrow excited and inspired about a career in engineering.”
The winner will be announced at the IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards ceremony on December 1.