Ella Podmore spends her days pushing the boundaries of composites. Since 2016 she has been critical to the successes of the Elva, 765LT and the Artura, and this McLaren scientist has been awarded ‘Young Woman Engineer of the Year’ by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Her ongoing quest to make their cars lighter and stronger is also seen on the small scale, as she can be seen miniaturizing the Senna GTR for Lego. The IET judges were impressed by her dedication, charisma, and personality as it inspires more women to follow in her footsteps.
“Huge congratulations to Ella from myself and everyone at McLaren. Ella’s passion for her work clearly shone through to the IET and the judges and it makes her such an inspiring ambassador for others who want to follow in her footsteps.
“For a company like ours, diversity is vital to maintain and boost the innovation culture which helps us to challenge ourselves and come up with new solutions and technologies to enable and deliver the exciting products that our customers want.”
Mandeep Dhatt, Executive Director of HR, McLaren Automotive
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