Ana Méndez, best engineer in the Tunneling & Underground category at WICE awards


  • Ana Méndez, Silvertown Tunnel Senior Engineer at Cintra, best engineer in the Tunneling & Underground category.
  • The WICE awards recognize women who have distinguished themselves in the construction and engineering industry, as well as their mentors.
  • 22 Ferrovial professionals were finalists in the WICE Awards 2023.

London hosted the final gala of the Women in Construction & Engineering 2023 Awards, the prestigious European award that highlights women in the sector internationally. This year’s winner in the Tunnelling & Underground category was Ana Méndez, Silvertown Tunnel Senior Engineer at Cintra.

Ferrovial’s nominations placed 22 finalists in 15 different categories in this edition of the WICE awards. These recognitions are role models for women considering a career in these sectors, and they encourage companies to employ and train more women in these industries while making the engineering and construction sectors more attractive to women.

Since 2016, Ferrovial has participated with professionals from many of its divisions: Ferrovial, Ferrovial Construction, Cadagua, Budimex, and Webber. In addition, the company offers the candidates a training program to accompany them throughout the process to prepare and defend their candidacies.

22 finalists in this edition

  • Natalia Wierzbicka, Civil Engineer
  • Anna Pukowiec, Rail Engineer
  • Kinga Grzegorczyk, Rail Engineer
  • Malgorzata Witkiewicz, Structural Engineer
  • Lorena Cuadrado, Best Mentor (Male Mentors Can Be Nominated For This Category Only)
  • Nayade De La Rasilla, Highways
  • Ana Méndez, Tunnelling & Underground
  • Maria Isabel Vega Ruiz, Consultant
  • Cristina Garcia-Ochoa, Digital Innovation
  • Lorena Segura Villar, Digital Innovation
  • Carla Sanchis Perez, Architect
  • Andrés Cabrera López, Best Mentor (Male Mentors Can Be Nominated For This Category Only)
  • Maria Martina Fernandez Gonzalez, Civil Engineer/Structural Engineer
  • Maria Victoria Avellaneda Goicuria, Contractor
  • Isabel María Gutiérrez López, Digital Innovation
  • Rebecca Johnson, Health & Safety
  • Magdalena Czarniak, Young Woman In Construction
  • Gloria Balaguer Ferrer, Construction Law
  • Belén Ignacia De Los Riscos, Project Manager
  • Alicia Alcoba Corominas, Highways


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