Dr Emma Taylor is among the top 100 most influential women in engineering

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Safety engineering expert Dr Emma Taylor has been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Engineering by Inclusive Boards in partnership with the Financial Times.

Based at rail industry body RSSB as Lead System Safety Engineer, Emma is a Chartered Engineer (CEng). She has over 25 years of experience in a range of safety critical sectors including rail, oil and gas, and space.

The listing is in recognition of Emma’s work as Chair of the Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS), the professional body for safety, reliability, and risk management practitioners, regulated by the Engineering Council UK and the Charities Commission.

RSSB's chief operating officer, Johnny Schute said: “This is well-deserved recognition of Emma’s all-round leadership skills in engineering that she practises both with us at RSSB and as chair of SaRS.  On behalf of all of us at RSSB, congratulations to Emma and to SaRS for this honour."

On being listed, Emma said: “As one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Engineering by Inclusive Boards I look forward to being able to continue driving forward the growth of the safety and reliability profession, within the rail sector and beyond. Through my leadership of SaRS, I am personally committed to ensuring that everyone who wants to tap into the benefits of professional engineering registration can do so.

More information can be found in SaRS press release.

The list is due to be published in the Financial Times on Thursday 17 October, and announced officially at Inclusive Boards: Women in Engineering Leadership Conference on 22 October.

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