Figure 1: On April 21, one of the three finalists will be honored with the Young Engineering Award 2023 during the WomenPower Career Congress at Hannover Messe.

Three finalists for WomenPower Career Congress’ Young Engineering Award speak about encouraging women in STEM studies and careers

April 14, 2023
Lisa Ihde, Soraya Laghmari and Carolin Neumann selected for the award, to be given at Hannover Messe

Three young and highly motivated women have made it to the finals. On April 21, one of them will be honored with the Young Engineering Award 2023 during the WomenPower Career Congress at Hannover Messe. The initiative is intended to boost motivation for women to take up a career in the STEM sector.

The three women nominated for the Young Engineering Award spoke with Control Design about inclusion and encouraging women in STEM studies and careers.

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Lisa Ihde, from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany, is a web designer, software engineer, design-thinking coach and author. As co-author, she was instrumental in writing "Learn how to implement games with the visual programming language Scratch". Because the games industry, like the IT industry in general, is heavily male-dominated, it’s important for women in the industry to get involved to a greater extent, in order to change the image of women in digital games. With her commitment, Ihde is a role model for all young women who decide to pursue a career in IT or game design and who need strong role models for these career choices.

Read Ihde’s interview.

Dr. rer. nat. Soraya Laghmari El Moussati works as a lead engineer for environmental technology at Bayer in Leverkusen, Germany. After studying chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen, she obtained her doctorate there before embarking on her career path. Laghmari is passionate about chemistry; she is involved in the Bayer Business Resource Group Merge and also volunteers as a mentor with Rock Your Life.

Read Laghmari’s interview.

Carolin Neumann studied information technology at the Technical University of Berlin and is an associate application consultant at IBM, where she develops internal cloud services, as well as tools for managing various project software. Neumann is a role model at IBM events for female students. In addition, she is the founder of Byte Challenge, a digital, free and nonprofit platform for students and teachers.

Read Neumann’s interview.

About the Author

Mike Bacidore | Editor in Chief

Mike Bacidore is chief editor of Control Design and has been an integral part of the Endeavor Business Media editorial team since 2007. Previously, he was editorial director at Hughes Communications and a portfolio manager of the human resources and labor law areas at Wolters Kluwer. Bacidore holds a BA from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is an award-winning columnist, earning multiple regional and national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He may be reached at [email protected] 

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