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Engineer picks up key women’s award

Northern Line Extension project manager Melanie Ogden received the Rising Star Award earlier this month.

Ogden was an apprentice with past ICE president Geoff French from 2013-2014 and has since been an ambassador for women in transport and engineering. She won the technology category of the Rising Star Awards, which showcase UK female talent across 10 different industries and professions, below management level.
This year 340 women entered, with 100 shortlisted as nominees. 
15,000 members of the public from 112 different countries then voted, and a panel of 14 independent judges then selected 50 for the Award.
Melanie commented: “This is such a fantastic award to win, celebrating the success of women in many different industries. It is important that we encourage and celebrate each other’s successes.  In particular so that younger girls can see that any industry - and certainly engineering, technology or transport - is well within their reach.”

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