For International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on 23 June, companies across the globe shine a light on the engineering talent within their organisation and Ørsted is no different.
The campaign creates awareness which raises the profile of women across all sectors of the engineering industry. As a leading renewable energy company, Ørsted constructs and maintains offshore wind farms across the world, with seven on the west coast of the UK.
This year’s campaign has highlighted a family of women, determined to use engineering to put their positive mark on the world. Zara Clough, a 13 year old student in Barrow, looks up to her cousin Maya and older sister Leah as role models for her future.
Taking part in the INWED campaign through Ørsted, the family share their thoughts on how engineering plays a part in their present and their future.
“My favourite subjects at school are maths, science and sports,” said Zara: “My sister and my cousin have really cool jobs. I’m not sure what I want to be when I’m older, but I hope it helps make a difference.” Zara’s sister Leah is a fully qualified wind turbine technician, having completed her apprenticeship with Ørsted
after completing her A-Levels in 2018.