Arup Melbourne Gender and Engineering

On 8th August I presented to the Arup Melbourne office on gender and engineering. Sharing a personal perspective and experience as a woman in engineering helps people understand issues they don’t necessarily see (or maybe avoid seeing) and realise the impact of lots of tiny things that add up to a very big issue in our industry.

I shared 5 actions with the office, which include:

  1. Talk about your work and STEM to girls long before they are in year 12
  2. Ensure a critical mass (>30%) of women in the room / meeting / project team
  3. Check your language and make sure it is inclusive
  4. Don’t just mentor women, sponsor them too
  5. Challenge how / why you perceive people in a certain way.

Gender and engineering

 

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