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Frazer-Nash engineer recognised by Women’s Engineering Society

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Holley Reece-Barkell has been recognised for her achievements as a woman in engineering.

Frazer-Nash Delivery Manager, Holley Reece-Barkell, has been recognised as one of the top 100 Highly Commended Finalists in The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) campaign to find the Top 50 Women Engineering Heroes.

Wednesday 23 June was International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). An important date in the global engineering calendar since 2014, INWED is an annual celebration of the outstanding achievements of women engineers across the world.

To mark the day this year, The Women’s Engineering Society (WES), the oldest professional UK body for women in engineering, launched a campaign to find the Top 50 Women Engineering Heroes, using the hashtag #EngineeringHeroes.

Holley comments:

“With only around 13% of the engineering workforce being female, opportunities like INWED, which give women engineers an international profile, are hugely important and play a vital role in encouraging more girls and young women to take up engineering careers.

“Putting myself in the spotlight isn’t something which comes naturally to me, but the judges stated that this was a remarkable achievement because of the high standard of nominations. I hope others read this and are motivated to be brave, to overcome adversity, and to challenge themselves to be the best they can be in whatever industry or field they choose.”

Prior to launching the campaign, Elizabeth Donnelly, Chief Executive Officer of WES, said:

"In one of the most challenging years that any of us has experienced, INWED will be a positive worldwide celebration of the incredible work done by female engineers in keeping us safe and secure - not just in response to the pandemic itself but also behind the scenes every day of our lives. Our theme #EngineeringHeroes will give these amazing women their much-deserved turn in the spotlight."