Engineers Australia International Women’s Day Lunch
When: March 9 2018
Where: Sydney, Australia
Celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 with Engineers Australia
Time: 12 - 2.30 pm
Venue: Ivy Ballroom, Level 1, 320 George Street, Sydney
Gender equality is a key part of Engineers Australia’s diversity strategy. Our International Women’s Day events provide us the opportunity to collaborate with industry and individuals to collectively bring about change. Join us for lunch to celebrate women in engineering and the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present and future.
Keynote Speaker - Naomi Simson
Naomi Simson is one of Australia’s most prominent entrepreneurs and business leaders. She is the founder of online experience retailer RedBalloon and an investor on Network Ten’s television series Shark Tank. Naomi has the largest LinkedIn following in Australia with more than two million followers and is also the author of three books Live What You Love, I Want What She’s Having and Ready To Soar. As an engaging and passionate speaker, Naomi will draw on her own experience as a woman in the workplace to inspire you to #PressForProgress in your personal and professional life.
International Women's Day 2018 campaign theme: #PressforProgress
The 2018 campaign theme #PressforProgress acknowledges that while the world has made a lot of progress in regards to gender parity, we as individuals and the wider community cannot become complacent.
Engineers Australia’s International Women’s Day Project Lead, Amanda Rodgers believes Naomi will both connect with and inspire our audiences. “We are absolutely thrilled to have Naomi on board to share her insights and experience, inspiring people to ‘Press for Progress’ which is the 2018 International Women’s Day campaign theme.”
The theme acknowledges that while the world has made a lot of progress in regards to gender parity, we cannot become complacent. It is important that we continue to work together as individuals, companies, associations and government organisations to initiate positive change.
‘Press for Progress’ strongly aligns with Engineers Australia’s recently released A profession for all document, outlining that there is less than 13% female participation in the engineering workforce. The document identifies that achieving gender diversity and inclusion in the workplace is not something that can be done by one organisation or sector of society alone - it is a collective effort.
“Gender equality is a key part of Engineers Australia’s diversity strategy and our International Women’s Day events provide us the opportunity to collaborate with industry and individuals to collectively bring about change,” said Ms Rodgers.