In support of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED18) female CGL staff have put together “selfie” videos to explain what they do, why they took up a career in ground engineering and why they enjoy their jobs.

The aim is to create positive role models to encourage more teenage girls to consider a technical career by improving the visibility of women in engineering so they are seen as the norm, not a rare exception.

The videos were part of a competition across the company to mark INWED18 and today we announce the independent judging team has picked the winning video as the rap written and produced by our team of women engineers at Harrogate. Congratulations are due to Marina Kirkpatrick, Joleen Byers, Alex Clark, Fay McDermott and Heather Miles for their work on the best video to inspire teenage girls to consider a career in engineering.

Second prize is awarded to Elly Saunders at CGL’s Godalming office. Winning videos are shown below, and all entries are on CGL’s YouTube channel.

Judges commented that “The entries were all really good and gave an interesting and positive view from a range of different staff. Some really positive comments about CGL as well” plus “Well done to everyone, love these! All awesome videos and it’s really lovely that the pride they have in their jobs shines through.”

Kirsten Bodley, CEO of WES commented about the initiative “It’s fantastic to see young women engineers enjoying the career they have chosen, RaisingTheBar and demonstrating that engineering is for everyone – worth celebrating on INWED18!”.