International Day of Women in Engineering is a day to celebrate the outstanding achievements of female engineers who have made their mark around the world and shine a light on the amazing opportunities that a career in the engineering industry can bring.
This year’s theme is Transform the Future, and our female engineers around the world do exactly that – transforming lives, communities and cities through contributing their technical expertise to projects, advocating in their industries and being a role model to future generations.
We asked some of our female engineers across the globe to share what inspired them to enter the world of engineering and how they are transforming the future. Click each of the images below to read what they had to say.
To any women looking to #transformthefuture today, especially young women, I would say this: Reach beyond your qualifications and experience and believe in yourself. Take risks, invest in yourself, listen to your intuition, and talk confidently about your capabilities – not just what you have done, but what you can do in the future.
My work challenges me to make the best use of my abilities and gives me a chance to make the world better.
One of my biggest achievements has been working as a Project Manager on Snowy 2.0, a once-in-a-lifetime expansion of the iconic Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme to meet Australia’s future energy needs. This meant coordinating and enabling a team of over 150 people in offices across Australia and overseas to deliver a reference design, tender documentation and tender evaluation within record timeframes.