There were many more women nominated this year and Emma won the top award.
“I have a huge amount of drive and energy to develop Airbus as a business and myself and other people around me. I have a real passion to advance engineering as a sector.
“I have also run lessons, workshops and careers fairs at local schools. I believe that engineering is an option for everyone regardless of background or circumstance.
“When I am at schools or talking to young people I enjoy taking the time to explain the different roles and opportunities available in an engineering company like Airbus.”
“Not long ago women cleaning up at an engineering awards ceremony – would have had different connotations.”
See the video of Emma being presented with her award by BBC TV Breakfast presenter, Steph McGovern.