Athena Livesey

Future List 2018
Design Manager - Engineering & Property, WSP

Athena brings a global, regional, practicable, objective perspective towards the future of engineering and consultancy business. People find her very approachable and honest as she has faced many challenges climbing the wall towards her vision of success. To overcome these challenges it has taken determination, grit and self-belief. To those around her she is knowledgeable, passionate and fun!

What does Northern Power Women mean to you?

It’s a community where we reach out and help each other. It’s a place where you can feel like the real potential of you is recognised. 

What is your greatest achievement?

At the end of this year, my two year tenure with The Association for Consultancy and Engineering and I have achieved a lot of things which have changed my capabilities for the better. This role also help me win The Top 5 women in Science and Engineering and get on the NPW Future List.

Why is it important to champion role models in the North?

Today, we are all subjected to the positives and negatives of social media and people need to find their true North. Putting true role models in front of people can help people find their way during challenging times and help them develop the courage they need to find their way in the big world. In addition, we must celebrate our heritage to show people that achieving great things is part of who they are!