Loughborough Alumni


26 Jun 2018

Alumnae named in Top 50 Women in Engineering list

Alumnae Eur Ing Dr Phebe Mann and Dr Fiona Charnley have been named as two of 50 Top Women in Engineering (WE50): Returners and Transferrers 2018, a list published by the Women's Engineering Society and The Telegraph.

Dr Mann is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers. She is also an innovative teacher and a potent role model for women in STEM.

She is currently completing her Bar Professional Training Course at City, University of London to qualify as a Construction and Engineering lawyer. She was also recognised with a photographic portrait in 2016, which was unveiled as part of a Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) event. 

Dr Fiona Charnley is a Senior Lecturer in Circular Innovation within the Centre for Competitive Creative Design at Cranfield University. Fiona leads a university wide initiative at Cranfield to develop research and teaching programmes to support the transition towards a more Circular Economy. She works closely in collaboration with foundations and organisations to deliver her aims.

The WE50 campaign aims to raise awareness of the skills shortage facing the industry and the huge discrepancy between the number of men versus women currently in Engineering professions, to change perceptions and encourage young women to consider Engineering as a viable and rewarding career. 

The winners were announced around the time of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2018.

Eur Ing Dr Phebe Mann studied at Loughborough University for a Masters Degree in Construction Management in 1984-85. Dr Fiona Charnley graduated from Loughborough with a degree in Industrial Design and Technology in 2003.

Congratulations to Dr Mann and Dr Charnley on their awards.

Pictured: Eur Ing Dr Phebe Mann

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