International Women’s Day’s 2020 campaign: Each for Equal

By Gaye Francis International Women’s Day always provides an opportunity for me each year to reflect on women in the engineering profession and, in particular, my own journey. I started my chemical engineering degree at the University of Melbourne in 1993.  The mix in the course was 50% men and 50% women.  This was unheard of in the other engineering disciplines.  Upon reflection, this had a lot to do with the environmental department being part of the chemical engineering faculty. Coming from this sort of environment, it never even occurred …

Launch

In celebration of IWD we launched our new line of workwear for women overlooking the city from the Atrium in the Queen Victoria Women’s Center! This was the start of the next chapter of this adventure that has been in the making for over 4 years. The idea started as a Women in Engineering initiative to tackle the issue of ill fitting protective clothing for women in our industry. Not only is the down sized men’s clothing unstylish but it is potentially unsafe. This sentiment resonated with the excited and …