It’s a rare individual that not only strives for excellence but also brings others with her. EIT InnoEnergy Master School (Cum Laude!) graduate Carolina Escudero is one of them. She has just won the WeAreTheCity Top 5 award in the Energy & Utilities category – a rising star award that showcases the UK pipeline of female talent and helps to create industry role models. As Business Development Manager at Swedish Energy company Vattenfall, an industry leader in decarbonisation, she is no stranger to hard work or being a role model.
Carolina has dedicated a lot of her time volunteering for the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), a charity which supports women in engineering, science and technology. She shares, “During 2019, I was honoured to be chosen to lead the biggest London Cluster coordinating activities which help create a strong network of women in engineering and support girls interested in purposing a STEM career. I’m proud to have initiated a scheme called “Work Shadowing Week” where girls 16+ were placed with an engineering mentor for a week to give them a real-life experience.” A significant source of joy in her life, Carolina implores, “I know that time is a precious resource, but please consider volunteering. Whatever the stage of your career, take the time to support others!”