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Three young and highly motivated women have made it to the finals. On Friday, 21 April 2023, one of them will be honored with the Young Engineering Award 2023 during the WomenPower Career Congress. The initiative is intended to boost motivation for women to take up a career in the STEM sector.

The three women nominated for the Young Engineering Award are (in alphabetical order):

Lisa Ihde, from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, is a software engineer and author. As co-author, she was instrumental in writing the book "Gamedesign für Dummies Junior". The games industry – like the IT industry in general – is heavily male-dominated. This makes it all the more important for women in the industry to get involved to a greater extent, in order to change the image of women in digital games. With her commitment, Lisa is a role model for all young women who decide to pursue a career in IT or game design, and who need strong role models for these career choices.

Dr. rer. nat. Soraya Laghmari El Moussati works as a lead engineer for environmental technology at Bayer AG. After studying chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen, she also obtained her doctorate there before embarking on her career path. Soraya is passionate about chemistry; she is involved in the Bayer Business Resource Group Merge and also volunteers as a mentor with ROCK YOUR LIFE e.V.

Carolin Neumann studied information technology at the Technical University of Berlin, and is an Associate Application Consultant at IBM. There, she develops IBM's internal cloud services as well as tools for managing various project software. Carolin is a role model at IBM events for female students. In addition, she is the founder of BYTE Challenge, a digital, free and non-profit platform for students and teachers.