Supporting Women in Engineering
Smiths engineers are heroes. They help us solve the world’s challenges. They’re the heart of Smiths. We believe a diverse and inclusive team brings a broader perspective. And delivers better innovation and superior solutions.
At Smiths we have many talented female engineers. But we need more. We want to inspire future generations of women to pursue engineering and technology as a career.
Check out the stories of some of our talented women. Why they chose engineering. The different paths they took. And how today they’re helping Smiths create the future.
Curiosity, imagination and creativityThe personal qualities at the heart of engineering says Smiths Non-Executive Board Director Dame Ann Dowling.
“My career gives me the chance to solve tough problems!”Three engineers from our John Crane division share their experiences.
“The culture here is fantastic – there’s a real focus on learning through doing.”
Allyssa Skidmore, Director of Research, Development and Technology explains why the culture at Smiths makes it such a great place to learn.
Inspiring the next generation of engineersThree of our engineers share their experiences and discuss the opportunities there are for women in engineering.
meet our engineers
Engineering: the solution isn't always technical
Whilst studying to be an engineer, Jiao Yang focused on her technical abilities but when she began solving real-world problems it became apparent that her soft skills were just as important.
Making an impact as an engineer
Christie Twist is a specialist in a relatively new field of engineering but one that pervades our everyday lives. Even if we don't know it.
Why engineering needs more women
Women will think, act or approach problems differently and it’s this diversity of perspective that will help solve the world’s most challenging problems, says Rachael DiGrazia.
From engineer to massage therapist: why taking a career break can be beneficial
After leaving the engineering sector to become a massage therapist Michelle L’Heureux decided it was time to return.
An unconventional route to engineering
Kristi Korkowski believes that nothing is ever out of reach if you have a goal you want to achieve, even if the route to get there is a little unconventional.