The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a new campaign to find inspiring engineers and technologists from all walks of life who have changed or are making a difference in our world for the greater good. Celebrating Impact aims to show how truly diverse and incredible the engineering and technology professions are and remove age-old, unrepresentative stereotypes of engineering being a white male dominated industry.
The IET is now calling on the public to nominate people who they think have made a significant difference to the world of engineering and technology or who have paved the way for innovators of the future.
The nominations will help create the ultimate list of inspirational leaders and difference makers of yesterday, today and tomorrow and the final selection will be included in the IET London: Savoy Place stairwell galleries exhibition. The nominations will be judged by 11 judges from diverse backgrounds to help maintain an inclusive selection.
“Celebrating Impact will change the face of the engineering and technology industry by showcasing people who have made a difference to the world. We are looking for a diverse range of trailblazers and innovators of the past, pioneers of the present, or visionaries of the future. If they’ve made an impact, we want to hear about them,” said Jo Foster, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the IET.
“We are incredibly passionate about celebrating the true diversity of the engineering and technology sector, which can sometimes feel hidden under common stereotypes. It’s vital we make a stand and capture the true breadth of talent our industry has to offer. We’re encouraging anyone and everyone to nominate as many people as they like, from any point in history or present day, and from anywhere in the world. Let’s give all young people role models they can relate to and show them who they can be one day,” Jo added.
Nominations are open until 13 August 2021. The final list will not only feature online, but also in the stairwell galleries at IET London: Savoy Place. So, who do you think has made a difference to our world and deserves to be celebrated?