Coordinated by the Daily Telegraph, the campaign aims to inspire a new generation of women engineers. The top 50 women in engineering will be revealed on National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) 2016.
Who are the most influential women in engineering on Twitter?
To tie in with National Women in Engineering Day and the WE50 announcement, we've looked at the top 50 women in engineering on Twitter. Twitter is a powerful proxy for social influence. We've considered women who are active on Twitter and who are working in - and promoting - engineering in the UK.
How can we measure influence?
As with our Top 60 UK #WomenInSTEM influencers, we've measured Twitter influence using an established online analytics tool, Followerwonk. We ranked Twitter users using a Social Authority score from 1 to 100, based on the proportion of retweets from a user's few hundred most recent tweets.
Our Top Ten
#1 Dr Sue Black OBE
Claiming the top spot with the highest social authority, most followers and most tweets is Dr Sue Black, OBE, author, tech tweeter, and founder of BCSWomen.
#2 Oona Räisänen
In second place is Oona Räisänen. Programmer, signals hacker, blogger, and one of only 3 women in our Top 50 with over 10,000 followers on Twitter.
#3 Vinita Marwaha Madill
At #3 is STEM advocate Vinita Marwaha Madill, Space Station Operations Engineer and founder of Rocket Women, encouraging women in space and technology.
#4 Kate Bellingham
Our fourth most influential woman in engineering on Twitter is Kate Bellingham, BBC TV presenter, President of Young Engineers, and patron of WISE.
#5 Leonie Watson
Completing the top half of our top ten is Leonie Watson, blogger, writer, accessibility engineer, and accessibility consultant for the UK Government.
#6 Dr Heather Williams
In joint sixth place is Dr Heather Williams, Director at Science Grrl, STEM Ambassador, and Senior Medical Physicist at Manchester Royal Infirmary.
#6 Dr Lucy Rogers
Also in joint sixth is our second most prolific tweeter, Dr Lucy Rogers. Writer, blogger, maker, engineering consultant, and space and science tweeter.
#8 Rachel Berry
Rachel Berry is eighth. Blogger, software engineer, and CAD, cloud and virtualization expert.
#9 Fiona Gleed
In ninth place, Chartered Structural Engineer and PhD Researcher Fiona Gleed has the second most tweets in our table.
#10 Jaz Rabadia MBE
Completing our Top 10 is Jaz Rabadia, MBE, STEM Ambassador and Energy Institute Board Member.
The Top 50
Here's our full Careersmart league table of women in engineering Twitter influencers.
|1||69.0||Dr Sue Black OBE||@Dr_Black||19,036||107,437||Software Engineer, founder of BCSWomen, TV mentor on Girls Can Code|
|2||66.9||Oona Windytan||@windyoona||10,389||3,982||Signals hacker, programmer, blogger|
|3||63.0||Vinita Marwaha Madill||@Rocket_Woman1||3,072||4,396||Founder of Rocket Women, Space Station Ops Engineer|
|4||61.6||Kate Bellingham||@KateBellingham||2,380||3,048||TV presenter, patron of WISE, Public Promotion of Engineering Award|
|5||58.1||Leonie Watson||@LeonieWatson||4,937||8,659||Accessibility Engineer, W3C Web Platform WG co-chair|
|6||58.0||Dr Heather Williams||@alrightPET||5,485||20,546||Director at Science Grrl, Senior Medical Physicist for Nuclear Medicine|
|6||58.0||Dr Lucy Rogers||@DrLucyRogers||11,562||59,838||Engineering consultant, WES role model, BBC Robot Wars judge|
|8||56.9||Rachel Berry||@rhbBSE||2,809||17,079||Software Engineer, Data Centre Solution Architect at NVIDIA, blogger|
|9||55.3||Fiona Gleed||@FiDaisyG||1,269||46,293||Chartered Structural Engineer, studying PhD at Bath University|
|10||54.7||Jaz Rabadia MBE||@JazRabadia||1,368||5,102||Chartered Energy Manager, Energy Institute Board Member, STEM Ambassador|
|11||53.6||Reema Harfoushi||@ReemaHarfoushi||7,992||9,536||Safety Engineer in the oil and gas industry|
|12||53.0||Jenny Griffiths||@JennySnapTech||2,052||6,514||Software Engineer, founder and CEO of Snap Fashion|
|13||52.8||Roma Agrawal||@RomaTheEngineer||5,633||4,061||Chartered Engineer, Structural Engineer on The Shard|
|14||52.0||Abbie Hutty||@a_hutty||1,465||3,121||Spacecraft Structures Engineer, 2013 IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year|
|15||50.6||Elena Rodriguez-Falcon||@ElenaRF||1,876||13,329||Professor of Enterprise and Engineering Education at Sheffield University|
|16||50.0||Wendy Hall||@DameWendyDBE||5,036||4,119||Professor of Computer Science, past president BCS and ACM|
|17||49.7||Dr Amy Sarah Gandy||@amy_flanagandy||815||5,925||Lecturer in Nuclear Engineering at Sheffield University|
|18||49.4||Alison Watson||@ClassofYourOwn||3,442||12,687||Creator of Design Engineer Construct!, MD of Class Of Your Own|
|19||49.1||Jenny Cooke||@treadlightly08||1,411||6,301||Civil Engineer, ICE Council Member|
|20||48.7||Rabeb Othmani||@Rabeb_Othmani||3,060||21,824||Software Engineer, STEM Ambassador|
|21||47.3||Carol Long||@fixing_projects||945||5,881||Chartered Engineer, Women's Engineering Society Council Member|
|22||46.3||Melissa C. Lott||@mclott||2,724||12,115||Energy Systems Engineer, writer at Scientific American|
|23||44.8||Jude Robinson||@GWRFasteners||5,169||9,848||Director at multi-award winning manufacturers GWR Fasteners|
|24||44.7||Ellie Cosgrave||@elliecosgrave||1,929||1,898||Director at Science Grrl, Research Associate at UCL STEaPP|
|25||44.0||Dawn Fitt||@fittdr||1,440||6,291||Past president of Women's Engineering Society|
|26||43.4||Fabiola Stein||@fabiola_stein||1,215||2,128||Global Director of Product Management at Sage|
|27||43.2||Anne Nortcliffe||@anortcliffe||597||4,509||Industrial Collaborative Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University|
|28||43.0||Michelle Oyen||@michelleoyen||1,474||6,430||Oyen Lab at Cambridge University Engineering Department|
|29||42.5||Gabriela D'Ávila||@gabidavila||922||3,443||Software Developer and Data Engineer|
|30||42.2||Marta Palau||@martpalau||185||1,137||Electronics Engineer, euRathlon robotics project manager|
|31||41.9||Laura James||@LaurieJ||1,641||7,598||Co-founder of Field Ready, 3D printing humanitarian supplies|
|32||41.7||Penny Lancaster||@GeoPennyL||119||3,012||Geochemist at Portsmouth University, STEMNET ambassador|
|33||41.5||Anthi Valavani||@Anthi_Valavani||605||1,944||Architectural Engineer and Sustainability Consultant at ECDA|
|33||41.5||Joy Furnival||@joyfurnival||1,444||6,417||Chartered Engineer, Healthcare Engineer, PhD Researcher|
|35||41.3||Christine Townley||@Christine_CYT||1,740||10,829||Director at Construction Youth Trust|
|36||41.1||Elaine Hickmott||@ElaineHickmott||701||4,751||Leadership development services for scientists and engineers|
|37||41.0||Claire Gott MBE||@ClaireLGott||1,066||1,472||Chartered Civil Engineer, ICE Council Member|
|38||40.7||Nahla Nasser||@NahlaNasser89||404||2,032||Tech Engineer at Capgemini|
|39||40.3||Lucy Ackland||@LucyAckland||458||932||Manufacturing Engineer, STEM Ambassador, WES Prize 2014|
|40||40.0||Philippa Jefferis||@PJJefferis||604||3,984||Civil Engineer at Amey, past ICE President’s Apprentice, STEM Ambassador|
|40||40.0||Ruth Amos||@RuthAmos||1,888||12,151||StairSteady inventor, Young Engineer for Britain 2006|
|42||39.3||Monica Messaggi Kaya||@monicams||545||4,068||Web Software Engineer at Elsevier|
|43||38.5||Dr Helen Meese||@HMeese_IMechE||1,012||2,446||Head of Healthcare at IMechE|
|44||38.0||Philippa Oldham||@Philippa_IMechE||1,780||2,365||Chartered Engineer, Head of Transport and Manufacturing at IMechE|
|45||36.6||Dr Helen Reeves||@BGS_Helen||731||2,165||Director of Science Engineering Geology at BGS|
|46||36.3||Najwa Jawahar||@Najwa_Jawahar||666||1,027||Structural Design Engineer at WSP|
|47||36.0||Natasha Watson||@Natasha_EngD||428||1,216||Structural Engineer at BuroHappold Engineering|
|48||35.6||Liz Meddings||@lzmddngs||472||1,295||Mechanical Engineer at Arup|
|49||35.3||Susan Scurlock||@susan_scurlock||346||904||Founder and CEO of Primary Engineer|
|50||34.8||Christina King||@ChristinaEKing||758||1,641||Sports engineering at Sheffield Hallam University|
Are there other women engineers who should have made our Twitter top 50? Let us know!