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6 Nov 2017

Celebrated engineering alumna named as a finalist in IET Award

Dr Ozak Esu has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

This shortlisting is the latest in a series of honours for Ozak. She recently jointly won the IET’s Mike Sargeant Career Achievement Medal for Young Professionals, and was named as one of The Telegraph’s ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35’.

Ozak is an Electrical Engineer at Cundall, an international engineering consultancy. Aside from work, Ozak has taken on extra roles to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering.

She has been a panellist for the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers UK, and is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador, working with organisations within the UK and Nigeria.

Ozak said: “I’ve always considered myself to be an engineer first and foremost, and I love the challenge and satisfaction of the job.  Women and ethnic minorities are under-represented in this profession and if I can do anything to raise its profile as a fantastic career for everyone with a passion for problem-solving, then I’m truly honoured.  I want to excel as an engineer and it’s really encouraging to have my contribution recognised.”

We wish Ozak the best of luck when the winner is announced at the award ceremony on 7 December 2017.

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