Danfoss champions women in engineering at flagship Scottish awards

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Danfoss Power Solutions has helped to celebrate the contribution of women in engineering at one of Scotland’s flagship awards.

Danfoss’ Digital Displacement® business was the main sponsor of the annual Scottish Engineering awards. This is a highly-regarded event which celebrates engineering and manufacturing achievement in Scotland.

This year’s gala dinner took place in Glasgow in May and marked the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Engineering Society. This is a charitable body established in 1919 to support and inspire women to achieve as engineers, scientists and as leaders.

Keynote speaker Lindsay McQuade, CEO of Scottish Power Renewables, spoke passionately about the transition to a low carbon economy. At the same time the role which women can play.

At the awards, Danfoss Power Solutions was represented by head of operations Dominika Babalska. As well as by postgraduate program engineer Maryam Nahid (pictured). She is currently developing a strategy to reduce the costs of Digital Displacement pumps

Maryam, who holds an MSc in renewable energy engineering and management from the University of Freiburg, says:

“Women engineers have been helping change the world for centuries and we need to highlight their achievements wherever we can.

“Engineering is a fantastic profession and I wholeheartedly support any initiative which encourages women to enter the industry. In my role I am actively involved in developing a technology which has great potential to reduce CO2 emissions globally. That is pretty exciting.”

Commenting on the awards, Eric Bretey, Director of the Digital Displacement business in Scotland, said:

“These awards celebrate the breadth and depth of engineering excellence here in Scotland. The country has an amazing track record of innovation. Therefore, we have chosen to develop Digital Displacement products here in the country where the technology was invented.

“Danfoss fully supports the vision of the Women’s Engineering Society. Which wishes to see ‘a nation in which women are as likely as men to choose to study and work in engineering. And one in which there are enough engineers to meet a growing demand’.

“We were delighted to support these awards and hope they inspire and support girls and women to achieve their potential as engineers, applied scientists and technical leaders.”