Ricardo wins European Women in Construction and Engineering Award 2022

Ricardo wins European Women in Construction and Engineering Award 2022
27 May 2022
Dragica Kostic-Perovic wins WiCE Award 2022

Ricardo, a global strategic, environmental, and engineering consulting company, is delighted to announce that Dragica Kostic-Perovic has been awarded the Best Woman Electrical & Mechanical Engineer at the European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards (WICE) 2022 which took place in London on 26th May.

The WICE Awards aim to find the most exemplary women working across construction and engineering and drive diversity across the industry as women in engineering represent only 9% of UK engineering professionals.

The Best Women Electrical & Mechanical Engineer category recognises women working within this engineering discipline who are making significant contributions to the industry. Anne-Lise Gras was a finalist in Best Woman Project Manager category which recognises project managers who have motivated and led a successful team in order to keep a project on scale and on budget.

Teri Hawksworth, President Ricardo Automotive & Industrial EMEA said: “We are delighted that Dragica has been recognised for this prestigious award and it has been a privilege to attend this year’s event which celebrates so many talented females from the engineering community. At Ricardo, we are committed to having the best and most diverse talent, supporting everyone to reach their potential, which will contribute to us solving our customers’ most complex and dynamic challenges.”

Dragica, Chief Engineer – Electric Machines said “Progressive companies like Ricardo, backed up with wider initiatives, like the WICE Awards, which celebrate the achievement of female engineers, will make a difference, and improve the diversity and inclusivity in the engineering profession for the new generation, like my daughter’s. Having won this prestigious award fills me with responsibility. Responsibility to speak up, promote and explain female and minority perspectives and experiences in everyday situations in the engineering workplace, thus changing the culture every day, one step at a time.”

With over 100 years of engineering excellence and employing close to 3,000 employees in more than 20 countries, we provide exceptional levels of expertise in delivering innovative cross-sector sustainable outcomes to support energy transition and scarce resources, environmental services together with safe and smart mobility. Our global team of consultants, environmental specialists, engineers and scientists support our customers to solve the most complex and dynamic challenges. Our vision for our people experience is to create meaningful and fulfilling work by having a working environment where differences are valued and celebrated, where we feel we belong, and where we have opportunities to fulfil our potential. Our goal at Ricardo is to be a diverse, equitable and inclusive employer. Having different perspectives helps us be customer focused, collaborative, pioneers for change and be mindful about how we work, which is core to our business vision to create a safe and sustainable world.