Also shortlisted for an award was DE&S employee Lorna Stubbs, the Engineering Trainee Development Manager at Devonport, who was nominated in the ‘Unsung heroines’ category.
The duo were amongst finalists in 10 categories chosen from more than 300 entries from across the Defence community, including the Armed Forces, Civil Service, GCHQ, MI5, and defence industry.
Lorna said: “It was a real surprise, and honour to be even nominated for this award, specifically as the nomination was made by the Submarine Development Agency, who benefit greatly from the apprentices that I manage.”
Women in Defence UK aims to inspire women to succeed, share experience, build networks and encourage talent at all levels to join the defence sector.
Angela Owen, founder of Women in Defence UK and a defence expert at PA Consulting, added: “We’re delighted to have seen such an inspiring and diverse list of finalists during this special year marketing the centenary of suffrage.
“Each finalist – ranging in rank from Lance Corporal to Captain Royal Navy and comprising women and teams from all three of the Armed Forces, the MOD Civil Service, GCHQ and MI5, defence industry and the Houses of Parliament Security – should feel rightly proud of their exceptional achievements and recognition within the defence community.
“At PA, our main focus is on exploring ingenious ways to bring real transformation to organisations and the Women in Defence UK Awards demonstrate what can be achieved when there is a commitment to change.”