HomeServe plumber and England World Cup winning rugby star, Marlie Packer, has been named as a role model for female engineers by an organisation that campaigns for gender balance across science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industry.
Announced to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 (March 8), Marlie will begin working with the team from WISE to challenge stereotypes and promote careers in STEM to young women.
Marlie said: “It’s such an honour to sign up with WISE as a role model. The work it does is incredibly valuable and makes such a difference to young women who might want to pursue a career in science, technology or engineering but not know how to go about it. I can help them find their pathway in life and show people just what a brilliant job being a plumber is.”
Greg Reed, CEO of HomeServe Membership, added: “Marlie is a brilliant ambassador for HomeServe as well as being a fantastic plumber. She inspires us whether she’s holding her tools or her rugby ball and I know she’ll do the same in this role with WISE.”