Engineers Australia IWD 2019
When: March 8 2019
Where: Sydney, Australia
In 2019 Engineers Australia will be celebrating its Centenary, a time to look forward and imagine our future. It’s a springboard for the next century; continuing our legacy of supporting human progress, and continuing to expand the boundaries of what is possible. International Women’s Day is about celebrating where women have come from and looking forward to see where we can go.
Engineers Australia is committed to raising awareness, promoting discussion and encouraging action as part of its diversity strategy. The International Women’s Day events provide the perfect platform to engage with industry and promote healthy discussion about what positive action can be taken to address the challenges facing modern women in the workforce.
Keynote speaker: Turia Pitt
Without a doubt, Turia Pitt is one of Australia’s most admired and widely recognised people. A former mining engineer, Turia is renowned for her pure grit, indomitable spirit and passion for humanitarian work, Australians have taken Turia into their hearts and are deeply inspired by her. Surviving against overwhelming odds is the least of her achievements. Turia has gone on to thrive in the ultimate story of triumph over adversity. She is now a humanitarian, athlete, author and motivationalist.
A favourite with the media, Turia features regularly on national television, in newspapers and magazines, as well as on radio and some of the country’s most popular websites and blogs. She is a highly sought-after motivational speaker, her courage inspiring people from all walks of life to start living their best life and up their own game.
This engaging and refreshingly candid young woman will astonish you, inspire you and leave you in stitches. Her enthralling message of overcoming adversity and the need to never EVER give up will motivate you … out of your chair, and into life.