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Top 100 accolade for Tarmac financial director

Johanna O'Driscoll

Tarmac’s Johanna O’Driscoll named as one of the top 100 Most Influential Women in Engineering

JOHANNA O’Driscoll, financial director of Tarmac, has today [17 October] been announced as one of the top 100 Most Influential Women in the engineering sector.

The list, produced by board appointments firm Inclusive Boards in partnership with the Financial Times, will be officially released at the Inclusive Boards: Women in Engineering Leadership Conference on 22 October.

Inclusive Boards will also publish 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.

Commenting on the accolade, Johanna O’Driscoll (pictured), said: ‘As someone who passionately cares about building a supportive workplace where everyone can reach their potential regardless of gender, age, dependents, sexual orientation, or any religion, social background or race, I’m delighted to be named on the list.’

Patrick Clarke, director of network operations at UK Power Networks and judge for the list, commented: ‘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 says engineering equals males not females. I took part as a judge because I wanted to be inspired.’
 
Development director Elizabeth Oni-Iyiola added: ‘Engineers have an impact on almost every area of our day-to-day lives. Johanna and those featured today are role models who inspire those around them and demonstrate leadership and influence in the work that they do.’

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