Celebrating the role models and organisations empowering women in construction and engineering

This year’s Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering Awards will recognise the individuals and teams making outstanding contributions to gender diversity within their industry.

We are delighted to announce that three Wood Thilsted employees have been shortlisted for the awards which is excellent recognition of their hard work, determination, and passionate pioneering throughout their careers.

We’d like to congratulate Bruna de Queiroz, Gillian Pollard and Ruth Stevens on being shortlisted. Upon receiving the exciting news, we caught up with them to find out what it meant to them to be shortlisted and what they’re most proud of from their careers so far.

Bruna de Queiroz, WT’s Senior Oceanographer, said;

“I feel very honoured and grateful for being nominated. I didn't expect to be shortlisted. I still have so many things I would like to achieve in my career, being shortlisted to me means recognition for my work and efforts and gives me more energy and motivation for what is coming ahead. What I am most proud of is collaborating with people to find metocean solutions that have a positive impact in the projects. I'm also proud of having contributed to the creation of our CALM department.”

Gillian Pollard, WT’s Lead Engineer, said;

“I was really pleased to be nominated and honoured to be shortlisted for this award. I’m very much a generalist, which I feel sometimes makes it difficult to display the level of depth ‘technical excellence’ usually describes. It’s great to see that approach recognised, and the work I’ve been doing this year to support it has been really engaging. What I’m most proud of in my career is the tangible contribution I am making to the energy transition. Every time a project I’ve worked on comes online, I get a real joy from knowing that all of the small innovations and problems solved has helped make offshore renewables even more viable.”

Ruth Stevens, WT’s Associate Director, said;

“I was initially surprised and very honoured to be even considered for the Contribution to Projects nomination, then to be shortlisted is surreal. As a projects professional, I have spent my whole career dedicated to moving complex projects forwards, so to be recognised is truly lovely. Looking back, I’d say there are two main aspects that I am particularly proud of: supporting and developing wider team members; and collaborating with some seriously smart people to achieve the best end goal, one of these being my work and collaboration on the Miller decommissioning scope earlier in my career, working with some exceptional talent with an important environmental focus.”

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