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International Women in Engineering Day 2022


For International Women in Engineering Day this year, we took a look at some of the incredible women in Scottish engineering, past and present.

Dorothy Donaldson Buchanan

Born: Langholm, Dumfriesshire, 1899

  • First female chartered Civil Engineer, 1927 and only member amongst 9,979 men.
  • Part of the design staff for Sydney Harbour Bridge, Tyne Bridge, Lambeth Bridge.
  • Gave lecture on bridge construction, 1929 

Anne Gillespie Shaw

Born: Uddingston, 1904

  • Chief Motion-Study Investigator Advisor to Ministry of Aircraft Production, 1942
  • Organised national exhibition to demonstrate her motion study methods, 1945 

Aine Finlayson

  • Masters in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Current Director of Manufacturing at Aggreko
  • First female Scottish Engineering President in 150-year history, 2022 

Dorothée Pullinger

Born: 1894

  • Trained at Arrol-Johnston car works in Paisley
  • Director of Galloway Engineering
  • Designed first ever car specifically for women
  • Only woman on government committee formed to recruit women into factories 

Amy Corbett

Born: Glasgow

  • Senior Design Manager and Product Lead at Lego Group,
  • 2012 Lego Masters TV judge - known as "Brickmaster"
  • Part of concept team for Lego Movie
  • Worked with NGO in Botswana to create sustainable projects and 'Engineers Without Borders' to help coffee growers produce own crops. 

Victoria Drummond

Born: Megginch Castle, Perthshire, 1894

  • Only woman in company of 3000 men at Caledon Shipworks.
  • First female Chief Engineer in Merchant Navy.
  • First female member of Institute of Marine Engineers. Earned Lloyd's Medal for Bravery at Sea. 

Margaret, Lady Moir

Born: Edinburgh, 1864

Lathe Operator in WWI.

  • Organised the Women Relief Munition Workers.
  • One of the founders of Women's Engineering Society, 1919.
  • President of Electrical Association for Women. 

Want to find out more?

Visit https://www.inwed.org.uk/ 

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