What I See meets… Joy Manning

What I See meets… Joy Manning Blacksmith and engineer Joy Manning

The What I See team travelled down to South Gloucestershire in order to meet this amazing woman - Joy Manning. 

Joy's STEM story is a bit unusual, and is full of character and determination. She started as a blacksmith's apprentice at 17, was a single mum who worked full time as an engineer, and finally found peace and happiness as the owner of a small holding - chickens, dogs and a pony included. 


Joy Manning's story serves as an excellent reminder of what women have had to fight for to get into STEM industries. And with still only 6% of the engineering workforce being female, it's also a reminder of how far we have to go. 

So what does Joy see in the mirror? “I don’t feel 57… I feel like I’ve gone back to when I was 35”.

Thanks to Joy for sharing her story. Join the Conversation on STEM @whatiseeproject.


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