About Women in Engineering Queensland
The Women in Engineering Queensland Division (WIEQ) is a special interest group of Engineers Australia. Our vision is that engineering becomes an inclusive profession which values, supports and celebrates the contributions of women in the engineering team.
- Attract women of all ages to engineering careers.
- Retain women in engineering.
- Support women throughout their engineering careers.
- Celebrate the achievements of women in engineering
Our members are from a range of engineering disciplines and experience and include university students, graduates, young and established professionals. The committee is open to all engineers who want to develop solutions that make a difference.
Women in Engineering Queensland Division (WIEQ) committee 2016-2017 members include:
- Chair: Erin Thomas
- Immediate Past Chair: Rachel Harch
- Vice Chair: Soruby Bharathy
- Secretary: Sarah Martin
- National Representative: Zhenya Pavlinova
- Kate Brand
- Josée LeBlanc
- Laurence Ledrut
Committee meetings are held on a monthly basis and all engineers are welcome. They are held at Engineering House, 447 Upper Edward Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 on the second Monday of the month at 6pm, however this is moved if it coincides with a public holiday.
If you would like a say on what events and activities are being organised, or would like to help, then please come along.
Want to get involved? Please send us an email.
In addition to the WIEQ committee which is based in Brisbane, there are Women in Engineering local groups in numerous regional areas, so please email us if you would like to be put in contact with a representative in your area.
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As a group we are inspired by the diverse personalities, creativity and unique approach women offer not only to the engineering industry but to the community. We acknowledge the role of women in society and offer family friendly activities where appropriate.