To celebrate International Women’s Day, create maps the careers of three trailblazing engineers who forged a path in the profession.
Australia is home to many influential female engineers, from recycling revolutionary Veena Sahajwalla HonFIEAust CPEng to biomedical innovator Professor Hala Zreiqat and Engineers Australia’s own Dr Bronwyn Evans AM HonFIEAust CPEng and Jane MacMaster FIEAust CPEng.
But this wasn’t always the case. It took the courage and conviction of engineers like those below to help make progress possible.
While there is still much work to be done to increase the number of women in the profession, looking back at those who were the first in their field or discipline shows how far we’ve come.