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Women of outstanding achievement

The UKRCís Women of Outstanding Achievement Photographic Exhibition is a collection of creative and dramatic portraits that profile outstanding women within science, engineering and technology.




UKRC's Women of Outstanding Achievement


Prof Uta FrithIjeoma UchegbuProf Wendy Hall†† Prof Ann GloverSima AdhyaProf Jocelyn Bell Burnell CBE†† Joanna KennedyCarol RobinsonRebecca George OBE†† Prof Dame Nancy RothwellJulia KingProf Kathy Sykes†† Wendy SadlerAveril MacDonaldDr Maggie Aderin†† Prof Kay DaviesFrances AshcroftProf Julia Goodfellow CBE

The UKRC launched the 'Women of Outstanding Achievement in SET Photographic Exhibition' in 2006. Commissioned by UKRC and photographed by acclaimed photographer Robert Taylor, this exciting collection of portraits is both a celebration and tribute to the collective and individual contribution that women are making to science, engineering and technology (SET).

In 2010 we celebrate the fifth year of this high profile award. The call for nominations is open: nominate the women you admire, and submit your own name if you meet our criteria.
And have a look at the wonderful portraits of our 2009 women of outstanding achievement, on display in Second Life until the end of 2009. See photos of the Second Life launch and exhibition on Flickr.
Tessa Jowell, MP Minister of State for Culture Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equality, speaking at the launch of the exhibition in 2006:
"We know that 70% of women with science, engineering and technology qualifications are not working in these professions, so it is particularly appropriate to celebrate those that are making significant contributions to both science and society.
"I hope by launching this exhibition on International Women's Day it will not only inspire and encourage more women into SET, helping create a more equitable and diverse workforce in the UK but also ensure that women in these fields are included and celebrated as part of our scientific heritage."
Further details about the exhibition and the portraits themselves can be viewed below.
If you wish to know more, please contact us.

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