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Action Plan for Mitigating Gender Bias
As a follow from assisting organisations create effective workplaces with the Industry Blueprint part 2, Women in Engineering National Committee have held a Bias Workshop with industry partners. As a result Women in Engineering National Committee have produced an Action Plan for Mitigating Gender Bias.
Creating Effective Workplaces for Now and in the Future – Flexible Workplace Strategies
In 2012, Engineers Australia’s Women in Engineering National Committee (WIENC) led a workshop with a number of successful organisations with the aim of developing a blueprint on successful in-house professional women’s programs. Due to increased interest from organisations wanting to achieve greater diversity, and in particular attract and retain more women in the engineering industry, WIENC facilitated another round table discussion with industry partners, this time focusing on flexible workplace strategies to create more effective workplaces.
Work-life balance, or balancing family life, is not limited to women. Current and future trends indicate that work-life balance is also a goal for men, single people and the majority of any workforce.
This brochure outlines:
- Various case studies demonstrating successful work-life balance;
- Strategies for creating effective workplaces by implementing work-life balance opportunities; and
- A check list for organisations and individuals for before, during and after changes in working arrangements.
- Flexible Working Case Study - Sindy Williamson, Group Commercial Leader, Transport Services, Parsons Brinckerhoff
- Flexible Working Case Study - David Cruickshanks-Boyd (National Deputy President, Engineers Australia), Regional Director South Australia, National Director of Sustainability, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Flexible Working Case Study - Samantha McWilliam, Principal Engineer, Tunnels, Parsons Brinckerhof
Women in Engineering National and Division Committees have been approached by a number of organisations to provide advice and guidance on how to set up a successful in-house professional women's program.
This blueprint has been developed with industry partners including Alcoa, Ford, IBM Australia, NSW Transport RailCorp and Sinclair Knight Merz. The paper looks at programs proven to encourage and retain women in the engineering profession including issues to consider, some of the key messages to achieve success and some lessons learnt.
Industry Blueprint Supplemental
Due to the interest in how to produce a business case in organisations to set up a successful in-house professional women's program the following brochure has been developed in 2014.
Engineers Australia survey of working environment and engineering careers 2012 report
A total 6,000 Engineers Australia members responded to the Engineers Australia survey of working environment and engineering careers 2012.
The WIE National committee supports the United Nation's Women's Empowerment Principles. Read our WIENC Gender Equality Position Statement and go to United National Women Empowerment Principles to know more.
Women in Engineering - Stories of Inspiration
This book is the culmination of a year that has been successful beyond our dreams. It profiles the accomplishments of twelve women who have pursued their engineering careers with dedication and passion.
Promoting Equity & Diversity: A guide to inclusive language & practice in engineering
This book, published in 2000, is a list of examples and explanations of how to keep words inclusive and equitable. It can be used to ensure unconscious bias is reduced.
ICWES 15 Conference Material
The ICWES 15 Conference was held in Adelaide from 20-22 July 2011. The conference was a great success with over 250 international delegates.
To view the Conference Program and Powerpoint Presentations from each day of the Conference please click on the relevant date below:
Valuing the Difference
- Valuing the Difference: An Update on the Progress of Women in the Engineering Profession (PDF 592kb)
Scholarships to encourage female students to undertake Engineering are available in most Australian Universities and TAFEs. The document below provides a summary of some of the University scholarships around Australia.
Have a read through the following information relevant to students studying engineering:
- Engineering a Better World - An Insight into Humanitarian Engineering Projects by Rebecca Russel (PDF 1.79Mb)
- Studying Engineering by Melissa Mole - 3rd Year, Civil Engineering, UNSW (PDF 2.09Mb)
- Alternative Pathways to Engineering (PDF 14kb)
Women in engineering have received great media coverage over the past few year, to view our media releases and articles please click on the link below.
- Trends in Female Membership of Engineers Australia, 2004-2010
- Trends in Female Membership of Engineers Australia, June 2005-June 2008 (PDF 12kb)
- A Postscript to the Year of Women in Engineering by Julie Hammer, June 2008 (PDF 836kb)
- Engineers Australia Statistical Report on Women in University Engineering Courses, December 2007 (PDF 836kb)
- Female Membership at April 08 (PDF 15kb)