International Women In Engineering Day (23 June) aims to highlights some of the amazing work by women in engineering and technical roles. It also allows everyone to join in and celebrate the achievements of our outstanding women engineers.
The day originally National Women in Engineering in the UK will be the first time the day will be celebrated around the world.
Under the patronage of UNESCO, the Women's Engineering Society(UK) will be hosting events at many sites across the globe, from Canada to Brazil.
Engineers Australia is also supporting the day by sharing important words of wisdom from women engineers in Australia who are highlighting the challenges faced by women in the profession every day.
Please read some of our thought leadership stories featuring leading experts in diversity and cultural changes.
Professor Karen Hapgood, Dean of Engineering at Deakin University in Victoria, one of the few female deans of an engineering faculty in Australia. Professor Hapgood discusses why should companies improve their diversity and how can universities tackle diversity issues.
Helen Fraser is the HR director at AECOM, a multinational engineering firm which designs, builds, finances, operates and manages projects and programs worldwide. During her 24-year HR career, Fraser has worked at AECOM in various roles for over a decade.
Ms Fraser talks about the current situation in Australia for women employed in engineering companies and addressing the gender pay gap?
Patrick Hill is a Male Champion of Change, one of 130 corporate leaders nationally advocating for gender diversity in their workplaces. Hill is Senior Vice President & General Manager for Buildings & Infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region at Jacobs.
Mr Hill recently sat down to chat about what steps companies need to make towards being more diverse and what's in it for companies to improve the gender gap.
In an editorial piece submitted by GHD’s Rob Lowther, having the conviction to challenge your conscious and unconscious bias is a critical starting point in embedding real and sustained gender diversity.
Rob highlights the important benefits of diversity, including how people who represent different backgrounds, skills and experiences contribute to better decision making.