TOP Women in Aerospace & Aviation To Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 45. Yvonne Elsorougi

45. Yvonne (Ward) Elsorougi

Professional Aerospace Sector Specialist, Royal Aeronautical Society

45. Yvonne (Ward) Elsorougi

Average Post Engagement: 40.40


United Kingdom

What I use Linkedin for:

I use LinkedIn to celebrate the successes of people and companies in the aerospace and aviation sector, particularly in innovative and high growth areas such as advanced air mobility and sustainable aviation. I also use LinkedIn to connect with like-minded professionals around the world, to keep up-to-date with industry developments and to support my work and ambitions.

Number of Followers:



Aerospace & Aviation


Who am I:

I love using my aerospace and aviation expertise to ensure that the sector is a force for good in the world – connecting people and cultures, acting to reduce environmental impact, embracing innovation and diversity, and providing significant economic benefits. I also love celebrating the achievements of people working in the industry and helping others to achieve their ambitions and fulfil their potential.

What I do:

I provide expert aerospace and aviation sector advice and guidance to organisations, primarily in the public sector, to drive inward investment, economic development and innovation. In particular, I act as a champion for the South West of England, representing the region internationally. I contribute to the strategic future development of the sector by proactive participation in a range of committees, including those focused on Advanced Air Mobility and Sustainable Aviation. I am also a strong advocate and mentor for women in aviation and aerospace and channel my voluntary activities mainly through the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

Following me on LinkedIn opens up a world of opportunities linked to aerospace, aviation, advanced air mobility, space, advanced engineering, manufacturing and materials, provides a showcase, in particular, for the strengths, capabilities and ambitions of the South West of England, and enables you to join in the celebration of the fantastic talent in the sector.

Who I follow on Linkedin

I like to follow rising stars in our industry who are already achieving great things and represent the future (Ilham Said, Amy Irvine). I like to follow those driving incredible innovation in the industry (Susan Ying) and those with vast experience and vision (Jill Meyers, Ruth Mallors-Ray). I also like to follow those who are passionate in their desire to improve diversity in industry (Lalitya Dhavala) as well as those outside the industry that provide inspiration (Cynthia Wihardja). So many great people – male and female – to follow with respect to all the exciting things happening in the industry. Companies too!


Ilham Said

Intelligent Automation Consultant, Capgemini

Amy Irvine

Commercial Airline Pilot - Aerospace Engineer - Project Manager, easyJet

Susan Ying

SVP Global Operations, AMPAIRE

Jill Meyers

🔹 Driver of Good Things 🔹 Aviation & Aerospace Consultant 🔹, National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Ruth Mallors-Ray

Member of Technical Advisory Board at Reaction Engines, Connected Places Catapult

Lalitya (MRAeS) Dhavala

Aviation Insurance Surveyor | Aerospace Engineer | RAeS Program Manager, McLarens Aviation

Cynthia Wihardja

Combining psychology & strategy to help you grow, The Brave Zone

Yvonne’s Favorite Post

Reactions: 64

Comments: 7

Check out Yvonne’s post here

This is my favourite recent post because it brings together many of my favourite themes – incredible aerospace engineering legacy, cutting-edge innovation in future air mobility, celebration of start-up companies, while also showcasing the West of England.

Yvonne’s Successful Post

Reactions: 483

Comments: 21

Check out Yvonne’s post here

This post really resonated with my network – a genuine celebration of the role that the West of England is playing in the drive towards sustainable aviation, the leadership that GKN Aerospace in particular is taking with respect to hydrogen aviation, the securing of large-scale funding to support this transition and the opening of a brand new state-of-the-art R&D facility to achieve these ambitions. Absolutely amazing achievement and clearly the sentiment was widely shared.

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