Becky King named women’s engineering role model

A London-based senior engineer has been selected as an industry role model by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).

Becky King, currently working on Taylor Woodrow’s Crossrail West Stations project, will have the chance to promote her profession, on behalf of the WES, at school visits and science fairs.

The Women's Engineering Society is a professional, not-for-profit network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development.

Speaking of her new position, Becky said: “I met [WES president] Dawn Bonfield at an event at the Institution of Civil Engineers. We got chatting and she liked my story.”

Becky believes that many young women miss the opportunity to enter the trade due to a lack of access to civil engineering at school. She is now looking forward to encourage others to join her profession.