North East Heroes Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers (3 Winners of Top 50 Women in Engineering)

In the most recent list of the Top 50 Women in Engineering we were delighted to see 3 winners based in the North East.



Join us to hear from these North East based #EngineeringHeroes about their career journeys, what makes them engineering heroes and who their engineering heroes are.

Our speakers…

  • Jennifer Olsen, PhD researcher, Newcastle University
  • Dr Tannaz Pak, Senior Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Engineering, Teesside University
  • Andrea Pearson, Technical Operations Manager , FUJIFILM Diosynth Bio-technologies

See more details below.

For the full list of 2021 winners see

And special guest…

Elizabeth Donnelly MSc FRSA MRAeS MINCOSE

Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Engineering Society

After an early career in IT, Elizabeth graduated from the Open University, specialising in systems thinking. She was awarded Membership of the Royal Aeronautical Society as a result of her work with Rolls-Royce and went on to lead skills policy in the aerospace industry. Elizabeth was also responsible for the regional diversity strategy of the East Midlands Regional Development Agency during her time as a Board Member. She chaired the RAeS Education and Skills Committee and was Deputy Chair and founder member of its Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee. Elizabeth also founded the RAeS Amy Johnson Named Lecture.

Later, Elizabeth established her own consulting company, working with charities and universities on change management, and graduated with an MSc in Systems Thinking in 2017. In 2018 Elizabeth was appointed CEO of the Women’s Engineering Society. In 2019 she became a Member of the International Council of Systems Engineers UK and in 2020 Elizabeth was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

The event is finished.


Nov 18 2021


7:00 am - 8:00 am

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