I’m asking myself, would I be driving all the way to mid Devon to meet Natalie Martin if she was a man?, writes Hannah Finch
The 26-year old Plymouth University graduate is a lead engineer at GRE in Willand, a company that makes super specialised systems designed to cool down machines that do things like replicate space or the heat of the sun.
And the fact that she’s a young woman shouldn’t be an issue, said her boss Richard Booth.
He said: “It doesn’t make any difference to me at all. To me, why are we even talking about it. It’s not relevant.”
And yet, the lack of women in engineering is very much a talking point.
The UK has Europe’s lowest proportion of female engineering professionals (11%).
And the figure is so alarming that…