Silverstone Technology Cluster in Northamptonshire have appointed its first female ambassadors in Christiana Pace and Julia Muir.
In 2018, Ms Pace founded Enovation Consulting, which specialises in bringing innovative thinking to the motorsport and advanced engineering industries.
“I’m very passionate about passing on to future generations the same love for engineering and innovation that our generation has,” she said.
“Engineering is all about making the world a better place – as showcased by the STC membership.
“For me, it’s all about connecting the dots between companies of different sectors, policy makers, universities and local schools to organically and seamlessly enable the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) wave – joining Roz and Julia in the STC is a great opportunity.”
Ms Muir’s company Gaia Innovation’s Inspiration for Innovation programme enables employers to engage with schools to inspire youngsters to pursue careers in advanced technology sectors.
This a key part of Silverstone Park’s schools engagement programme and incudes volunteers from multiple STC companies.
“I’m pleased to be asked to be a part of the STC – the cluster strikes me as a perfect incubator environment because people seem so positive towards new ideas,” she said.
STC Chair Roz Bird said of the appointments: “They bring a wealth of knowledge and contacts and are clearly highly motivated when it comes to changing attitudes and being a force for good for the STC, its business community and young people.
“They are both fabulous names to have ‘on our side’ and the STC Board and membership very much look forward to working with them.”