About Women in Engineering
“Our vision is that engineering becomes an inclusive profession which values, supports and celebrates the contributions of women in the engineering team.”
2016 Women in Engineering Scholarship
Engineers Australia’s Women in Engineering National Committee 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.
WIENC 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 work places, 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.
WIENC 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.
2015 Woman in Civil Construction Award
WIENC would like to congratulate Katrina Braan of ITS Pipe Tech, who was recently awarded the CCF Woman in Civil Construction Award 2015.
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