After a fantastic evening at the Enginuity Skills Awards, live from the Packed Lunch Studio at Channel 4, STEM Returners are delighted to reveal that we have been named as the winners in the Diversity in Engineering Category, sponsored by the Prince’s Trust.
The event had been originally due to take place in March 2020 however, the impact of Covid-19 had seen the awards moved to 2021 as a virtual ceremony.
With Channel 4’s Steff McGovern as the host, the unique event – broadcast from the studio to nominees and guests on zoom – captured the mood and paid tribute to all of the nominees who showcase the best qualities of the STEM Industry.
Nominated alongside the fantastic InterEngineering and Bolton College Engineering, it is fantastic to see the hard work of both of these organisations in promoting diversity being recognised.
Natalie Desty, founder of the STEM Returners Programme said:
“It is a privilege to be named the winners of the Diversity in Engineering Award!”
“We couldn’t have achieved this without the determination of our returners, who show incredible courage to fight their way back into an industry which isn’t always as inclusive and diverse as we would like it to be.”
“Their trailblazing efforts help to encourage the next generation of diverse engineering professionals and show that diversity is truly STEM’s greatest strength.”
“We would also like to thank our amazing clients that we work with, who value the skills career break returners have.”
The evening ended on an inspirational note, with Davina Kaur named as the Best of British Engineering award winner. Her outstanding achievements in the face of adversity were the perfect ending to an inspiring evening.
The full award ceremony will be available to watch at a later date at enginuity.org/news-events/skills-awards/