CIWEM members recognised in 2024 Women in FCERM awards

We are delighted to announce the CIWEM members who have won and been highly commended in this year’s Women in FCERM awards.

The awards, hosted by the Women in FCERM group, celebrate professionals of all genders and organisations in the flood and coastal risk management (FCERM) sector, making a real difference to gender equality in the workplace and across the industry.

This year, the awards were split into three categories:

  • The Rising Star Award: an individual who is in the earlier stages of their career in FCERM, who has proactively influenced and promoted gender equity
  • The Equality Leadership Award: an individual who has proactively influenced and promoted gender equality, diversity and inclusion across the FCERM sector
  • The Laura Baird Special Recognition Award: an individual who, throughout their career, has been and continues to be, an outstanding role model to all those around them in mentoring, guiding and raising the profile and achievements of women in the sector.

The judges looked for individuals who acted as role models - showing gender equality leadership, influencing change or promoting a fair, inclusive and respectful culture. They also looked for those who stood out for proactive self-development, empowering others or shining a light on women's achievements.