Gender Diversity Awards

Engineering awards granted by the National Committee for Women In Engineering of Engineers Australia.

Select and click below to nominate and find out more about each award (criteria, terms & conditions and submission guidelines)

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THIS AWARD

This award promotes national engineering excellence and the contribution women in engineering make to the community. This award seeks to identify, recognise and reward companies that strive towards national engineering excellence in encouraging gender diversity. This award is open to large organisation that employ 200 or more people.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Projects demonstrating recruiting, retaining and recognising female engineers
  • Previous award or recognition or statement in Gender Diversity and/or significant effort in improvement of policies, procedures in regard to Gender Diversity
  • Degree to which a company has fostered skills development of female engineers
  • Degree to which female engineers have achieved career progression within the company
  • Numbers of female engineers and female members of Engineers Australia per male equivalency (fellows, CPEng, members and grads)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Eligible companies can be not-for-profit or commercial
  • Each criteria is to be addresses using no more than 500 words
  • Eligible companies must employ 200 or more people 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

You must provide the following with your submission:

  • Submit nomination online
  • Biographical Information (100 words)
  • Statement addressing each criterion (no more than 500 words per criteria)

PRESENTATION OF AWARD

The award consists of a framed certificate and is presented at a special event selected as appropriate by the National Committee for Women in Engineering.

Nominations for 2020 are now closed

PAST WINNERS

2019 Winner - Hatch

2019 Highly Commended - Norman Disney & Young

2018 Winner - Department of Transport and Main Roads

2018 Highly Commended - GHD

2017 Winner - Arup

2017 Highly Commended - GHD

2016 Winner - AECOM

2016 Highly Commended - Aurizon

2015 Winner - Aurizon

2015 Highly Commended - GHD Pty Ltd

ABOUT THIS AWARD

This award promotes national engineering excellence and the contribution women in engineering make to the community. This award seeks to identify, recognise and reward companies that strive towards national engineering excellence in encouraging gender diversity. This award is open to small and medium organisation that employ 199 or less people.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Projects demonstrating recruiting, retaining and recognising female engineers
  • Significant effort in improvement of policies, procedures in regard to Gender Diversity
  • Degree to which a company has fostered skills development of female engineers
  • Degree to which female engineers have achieved career progression within the company
  • Numbers of female engineers and female members of Engineers Australia per male equivalency (fellows, CPEng, members and grads)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Eligible companies can be not-for-profit or commercial
  • Each criteria is to be addresses using no more than 500 words
  • Eligible companies must employ 199 or less people

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

You must provide the following with your submission:

  • Submit nomination online
  • Biographical Information (100 words)
  • Statement addressing each criterion (no more than 500 words per criteria)

PRESENTATION OF AWARD

The award consists of a framed certificate and is presented at a special event selected as appropriate by the National Committee for Women in Engineering.

Nominations for 2020 are now closed

PAST WINNERS

2019 Winner - Stantec Australia Pty Ltd

2019 Highly Commended - QinetiQ Pty Ltd

2018 Winner - Axicom

2018 Highly Commended - HFM Asset Management 

2017 Winner - Arup

2017 Highly Commended - IT Power (Australia) Pty Ltd

2016 Winner - Transurban Ltd

2015 Winner - City Water Technology

 

ABOUT THIS AWARD

This award promotes national engineering excellence and the contribution women in engineering make to the community. This award seeks to identify, recognise and reward companies that strive towards national engineering excellence in encouraging gender diversity.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Projects demonstrating recruiting, retaining and recognising female engineers
  • Audience number/number of students targeted
  • Number of current females studying engineering and/or studying engineering supporting the group
  • Degree to which the group has fostered skills development of female engineers
  • Degree to which female engineers have achieved career progression/managerial roles within the company

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Eligible companies should be not-for-profit 
  • Each criteria is to be addresses using no more than 500 words

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

You must provide the following with your submission:

  • Submit nomination online
  • Biographical Information (100 words)
  • Statement addressing each criterion (no more than 500 words per criteria)

PRESENTATION OF AWARD

The award consists of a framed certificate and is presented at a special event selected as appropriate by the National Committee for Women in Engineering.

Nominations for 2020 are now closed

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2019 Winner - Engineers Without Borders Australia Ltd

2019 Highly Commended - Precious Plastic Monash 

2018 Winner - Women in Subsea Engineering (WISE) by Subsea Energy Australia

2017 Winner - ANU Fifty50

2017 Highly Commended - Robogals Global

2016 Winner - UNSW Australia, Faculty of Engineering

2016 Highly Commended - Women in Engineering & IT Programs, University of Technology Sydney

2015 Winner - Power of Engineering Inc

2015 Highly Commended - The Dream Big Project

2016 Women in Engineering Scholarship

Engineers Australia’s National Committee for Women in Engineering has offered a scholarship for a female engineer to attend a course or conference of their choice during the 2016/17 financial year.

The scholarship aims to acknowledge female engineers with 7 – 15 years’ experience and encourage them to take the next step in their career, as well as support female engineers who may not otherwise have such an opportunity.

NCWIE are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 scholarship is Chau Nguyen Brault.

Chau is a Process Safety Engineer with 10 years’ experience in the oil and gas, energy and resources sector. A recent role as Team Leader provided her with opportunities to develop mentoring and leadership skills and she would like to develop these skills further so she is better equipped to serve the industry.

For the scholarship, Chau would like to participate in the Leadership & Management, and Strategy, Ethics & Governance courses held as part of the Master of Enterprise course at the University of Melbourne in 2016-17. These courses focus on concepts and skills of leadership and management, with topics relating to strategic leadership, business and organisational behaviour, and the role that organisations play in society.

Through participation in this course, Chau hopes to learn from, and interact with, leaders from a variety of industries, thus gaining insight into how to best drive the engineering field forward through the innovation agenda.

Chau has a strong belief that women engineers play a crucial role within businesses, not only through technical capabilities but also through the leadership and mentoring that women can provide.

Her wish is to be a part of the next generation of women engineering leaders who contribute to successful and balanced workplaces, and who are prepared for the challenges that are currently facing our industry as our focus moves away from the resources boom.

It is hoped that by providing this opportunity the WIENC can help lift resilience and overall integrity, and support other women engineers on their way to success. The WIENC thanks all applicants for the scholarship, and wishes them success in their future endeavours.

Honorary Fellows

NCWIE congratulate Professor Rose Amal, Ms Shireane McKinnie and Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla, for receiving the grade of Honorary Fellow at the Engineers Australia Annual General Meeting on 20 November 2015. 30% of female engineers were bestowed with this honour this year, so well done.

Woman in Civil Construction Award 2015.

NCWIE would like to congratulate Katrina Braan of ITS Pipe Tech, who was recently awarded the CCF Woman in Civil Construction Award 2015.

2014 EA National Convention Scholarship

NCWIE are pleased to announce the winner of the scholarship to the Engineers Australia 2014 National Convention in Melbourne in November 2014 is Jillian Kenny, who holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree and is currently a full-time PhD student.  Jillian is a founding director of Machinam Pty Ltd, a company committed to changing the social fabric of education by making maths fun and relevant to real life, as well as a co-founder of Power of Engineering Inc, a non-profit organisation that inspires females and non-traditional entrants to consider a career in engineering.

The National Convention is a major event that will see all areas of engineering come together over five days, providing a rare opportunity to share expertise and advanced specialist and general knowledge for personal and professional mastery.

The scholarship includes registration to the National Convention, and travel and accommodation. The total scholarship was valued at $5,000.

 

 

Contact Us

For general enquiries on these awards please contact Engineers Australia's Program Manager - Awards at: [email protected]