Emma Robertson, industrial design engineer at Renishaw.
Emma Robertson, industrial design engineer at Renishaw.

Additive manufacturing (AM) company Renishaw took part in a workshop to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Emma Robertson, industrial design engineer at the company, took part in a workshop entitled Inspiring Women: the legacy of the First World War.

Attendees learnt about the important contributions that women have made over the past 100 years and the event included a panel discussion featuring inspiring women working in a range of sectors. Robertson was nominated as an inspiring woman from the industry and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) category for her experience as an engineer and as a STEM ambassador at Renishaw.

‘It's really important to share my story as a female engineer to provide a positive role model,’ said Robertson. ‘It is vital that young people speak to someone in the industry who can show them the opportunities available, whatever their background.’

This story uses material from Renishaw, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.