International Women in Engineering Day Speaker – Roma Agrawal

15th May 2023

She’s the designer of the Shard in London – we’re excited to introduce Roma Agrawal – Inspirational Women in Engineering Day, Female STEM Speaker.

Roma Agrawal MBE is an award-winning engineer, author and broadcaster who is best known for working on the design of The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest tower. She studied at Imperial College London and the University of Oxford.

Roma has given talks to tens of thousands at universities, schools and organisations around the world, including TEDx. She has also presented numerous TV and radio shows for the BBC, Channel 4 and Discovery.  View Roma’s TEDx talk on her Great British Speakers’ profile HERE.


Her first book, BUILT (2018) won an AAAS science book award and has been translated into nine languages, and she published an extremely successful children’s version, HOW WAS THAT BUILT? in 2021. Her third book, NUTS & BOLTS is just out, to glowing reviews.

Roma is passionate about promoting engineering and technical careers to young people, particularly those from minoritised groups, and has won international awards for her technical prowess and for her advocacy for the profession, including the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering’s Rooke Award. She was appointed an MBE in 2018 for services to engineering.

Why Celebrate Women in Engineering Day?

International Women in Engineering Day falls on the 23rd of June every year. As of 2022, only 14.5% of UK engineers were women, a figure that has risen just over 4% in the previous 12 years.

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International Women in Engineering Day aims to promote their achievements, promote the importance of a diverse workforce, and encourage the next generation of women into STEM careers.

In combination with The Women’s Engineering Society, International Women in Engineering Day aims to combine government, education and corporate engineering institutions to raise the profile of a career in engineering as an exciting choice for women. They believe employers and educational establishments should take more responsibility for providing positive role models to young people, and the best way to do this is to increase the number of females in the industry.

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Hire a International Women in Engineering Day Speaker

If you’d like to hire female engineer Roma Agrawal, or any of our other inspirational female STEM speakers for International Women in Engineering Day then do get in touch with Jane Farnham and Steve Denison at 0044 1753 439289 or email us at


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