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Within National Grid, Kirsty supports the Women in National Grid (WiNG) Employee Resource Group. For last year’s International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), she organised an internal event with attendance from women and men, engineers and non-engineers from across the business. This event brought together a new network of colleagues to share stories on their routes into engineering, barriers they have faced and how they have overcome them. This year, Kirsty has a team of event organisers to make INWED even better, and she has engaged with technical institutes to support the day to help engineers become professionally registered with the engineering council. Externally, Kirsty has been on the Young Members Board for the Women’s Engineering Society, who reach out to young people through working with schools and universities to encourage more girls into Engineering careers. One project she was involved in was #LottieTour which worked with Lottie Dolls on a social media campaign showing a Lottie Doll in an engineering role to broaden the thinking of young girls and allow them to understand engineering isn’t a ‘men’s job’. Kirsty has also presented at a number of sessions, such as an all girls school in Manchester at a ‘Challenging Stereotypes’ event, explaining her career route and how anyone can do her type of role if they choose to.

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