Louise Hardy has today been announced as one of the top 100 Most Influential Women in the Engineering Sector.

Louise is an Ebbsfleet Development Corporation board member and has been since 2015.

The list, produced by board appointments firm Inclusive Boards in partnership with the Financial Times and wiil be officially released at the Inclusive Boards: Women in Engineering Leadership Conference.

Inclusive Boards will also be publishing extensive research into engineering in the UK as well as the results of their diversity survey of the UK’s top 500 engineering firms by revenue.

Development Director Elizabeth Oni-Iyiola said: “Engineers have an impact on almost every area of our day to day lives. Louise Hardy  and those featured today are role models who inspire those around them and demonstrate leadership and influence in the work that they do.”

Patrick Clarke, Director of Network Operations at UK Power Networks and judge for the list said: I am personally inspired but not at all surprised by the tremendous talent on the Women in Engineering list. Sadly there are still plenty of people who will be surprised due to a mind-set which say engineering equals males not females. I took part as a judge because I wanted to be inspired.”

Those featured include senior leaders from top engineering firms such as Amey, Arup, BAE Systems, and Laing O’Rourke.