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Engineering student, faculty member and alumni have been nominated for YWCA Hamilton’s Women of Distinction AwardsFebruary 13, 2019

Alyssia Jovellanos, Angela Pappin and Zobia Jawed from the Faculty of Engineering have been nominated for excellence in the field.

A student, faculty member and alumni are representing the Faculty of Engineering in this year's nominations for the YWCA Hamilton's Women of Distinction Awards.

In total, 66 women and seven local businesses were nominated for awards across nine categories. The awards celebrate women in Hamilton who have excelled in their fields, as well workplaces whose policies and practices promote women's leadership and advancement opportunities.

The nominees with McMaster Engineering connections include:

Alyssia Jovellanos, fifth-year Computer Science student (Science, Technology and Trades)

Alyssia Jovellanos.

"It is such an honour to be nominated as a YCWA Woman of Distinction in the category of Science, Technology and Trades. Throughout the process of being nominated and selected as a finalist, I've seen just how much my colleagues, friends and family support me. To be among Dr. Marie Elliot, Sheila Singh and Jamie McMillan, all incredible women nominated in the same category, is such an honour for me, especially as an undergraduate student. I am so excited to celebrate the achievements of so many remarkable women during the Women of Distinction Awards on March 7th."

Angela Pappin, graduate of Mechanical Engineering, member of the Dean's Advisory Board and Vice President, Technology, ArcelorMittal Dofasco (Business Leadership, Entrepreneurship)

Angela Pappin.

"I think being nominated for this award is really a recognition of all of the talented women working at ArcelorMittal Dofasco. I am proud that of ten executive team members, four are women and that we are taking a proactive role in encouraging girls and women to pursue careers in STEM fields."

Zobia Jawed, graduate of Doctor of Philosophy, Fellowship and Faculty Lead for Engineering Design Projects in the W. Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology and Sessional Faculty for the W. Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology and Civil Engineering (Education and Mentorship)

Zobia Jawed.

"I am humbled that I was nominated for this award and would like to thank my nominators and the Faculty of Engineering. This nomination means a lot to me because I feel that my efforts for female education and empowerment in the field of STEM were recognized. Currently, there is a gap in female representation and leadership roles in engineering fields. Therefore, we must provide more opportunities for females who must overcome multiple barriers throughout their careers. We must benefit from the wealth of knowledge, expertise, and broader perspectives of these strong females in order to advance our communities’ diversity, economic growth, and social well-being."