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.

Inspiring the next generation of engineers
Three of our engineers share their experiences and discuss the opportunities there are for women in engineering.

meet our engineers

Jiao Yang

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.

Jiao's story
Christie Twist

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.

Christie's story
Libby Alexander

Engineering is a form of art

Libby Alexander studied Art A-Level before becoming an engineer. She believes it’s helped her become a more creative problem solver.

Libby's story
Kanza Amanullah

The feminine side to STEM

Kanza Amanullah is proud to be a woman in engineering and doesn’t believe it means giving up her femininity.

Kanza's story
Karen Bomba

Keep learning, keep pushing: the key to a successful career

Karen Bomba continues to build on her experience and learn new things every step of the way.

Karen's story
Rachael DiGrazia

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.


Michelle L'Heureux

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.

Michelle's story
kristi korkowski

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.

“A diverse team will come up with a different solution – a better solution”
Karen BombaPresident, Smiths Interconnect