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June 23, 2017

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

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At DCC*, we have met many inspiring women working in non-traditional fields, challenging stereotypes and ideas of who can do what type of work. We’ve partnered with organizations across Australia such as Engineers Without BordersWomen in Mining NetworkWomen in EnergyWomen in Science AustraliaFemale Engineers at Monash, University of Sydney Women in Science Society, and Australian Women in Resources Alliance. Collaborating with our partners, hosting events and sharing the passion of promoting female participation and advancement is part of our long-term commitment to securing a future pipeline of women in these fields.

Today we turn our attention to the work women in engineering do and the important role they play in our society. DCC* are celebrating this International Women in Engineering Day by honoring the women in engineering within our community of Endorsed Employers for Women.

This Is What A Great Leader Looks Like– Melissa Johnson’s story.
Melissa started out as a project engineer at a consulting firm, was offered a secondment in Hong Kong and ended up living and travelling in Hong Kong for the next 10 years, before joining BHP, where she’s currently a Maintenance Manager. In her article, she provides some practical examples of how she developed leadership skills to create high-performing and happy teams

Creating A Successful Career in Engineering– Jessie Bolton’s story
Jessie is a Principal Civil Engineer at AECOM. She shares her experience of working in a non-traditional industry and managing family commitments whilst working on large-scale, demanding yet exciting projects- a challenge that’s not easy to juggle!

Turning Perceived Weaknesses Into Strengths & Other Strategies For Leadership– Lauren Harris’ story
Lauren joined BHP as a graduate and quickly progressed her career by re-framing career limiting thoughts and developing her own, inspiring leadership style.

3 Tips For Creating A Rewarding Career As A Graduate– Rui Yang’s story
Rui joined Unitywater as a graduate because she wanted to help protect the environment. Rui shares her journey and advice for other graduates looking to establish rewarding careers.

4 Tips to Accelerate Your Career and Get Promoted After Graduation– Natalie Yfantidis’ story
Natalie’s original career ambition was to become an Architect, however, her direction changed. This led her to study Civil Engineering and Science and gave Natalie exposure to Geology. She secured a role at BHP Billiton which saw her enjoying the best of both worlds. Natalie speaks about the challenges she faced and the steps she took to navigate an impressive career straight out of university.

A Veteran’s Top Tips for Women Navigating Careers in Non-Traditional Industries– Kate Drews’ story
Kate, Group Director for Buildings and Places for Northern and Western Australian at AECOM has over 20 years of national construction experience and has held senior leadership roles in a range of Government and industry organizations. Whilst pregnant, Kate was offered an acting position which she turned down, something she regrets today. In this article she shares her top tips for women navigating careers in non-traditional industries, although we think anyone can learn from them!

Join our next eventAttracting & Retaining Women in Engineering through Corporate Social Initiatives
Diverse City Careers (DCC)* in collaboration with DCC partner Engineers Without Borders (EWB)Women in Engineering (WIE) and DCC Endorsed Employer for Women AECOM welcome professionals in engineering/HR/Diversity & Inclusion/CSR to our upcoming lunch seminar. You can register for our Melbourne event here and for our Sydney event here. Please bring a friend and don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter for future events.

*This article references Diversity City Careers or DCC. This is what WORK180 was known as when we first launched back in 2015. You can find out more about our story here.

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