Purpose of the Women in Public Works Panel
The purpose of the Women in Public Works Panel is to engage the IPWEA NSW and ACT (IPWEA) members and stakeholders in working towards equality for women in the public works industry. Its intention is to entice women into this industry as a preferred professional career in addressing the public works sector skills and capacity shortcomings. It will be responsible in identifying emerging issues and suggest project specific initiatives with relevant objectives, outcomes and timeframes to meet its purpose.
Objectives of the Women in Public Works Panel
Find ways to promote the public works industry to women particular post-graduate and young professionals
Create equal opportunities for women in the public works industry, local and state government.
Boost the number of skilled women in the public works industry by developing educational programs
Design formal and informal networks within IPWEA community to support women to build relationships and increase workplace opportunities
Ensure women in the public works industry are safe, secure and know how to lead through any type of adversity
Design formal and informal mentoring opportunities within IPWEA community to increase women’s confidence, interpersonal skills and professional development.
Members of the Women in Public Works Panel
Megan Finnie (Chair) - IPWEA Board Director
David Elliott - IPWEA NSW & ACT CEO
Tatiana Castro-Cerneaz - Randwick City Council Student Civil Engineer
Julie Jupp - UTS Associate Professor
Faiza Bhuiyan - The APP Group Project Manager
Soraya Mahomed - Mosman Council Infrastructure Asset Inspector