WOMENG

WOMENG

Advancing Women in Infrastructure Engineering

a young female engineer writing notes with a CNC machine in the background and industrial equipment at the desk

WOMENG aims to inform, develop and enhance women’s careers, to create bridges with industry that facilitate career development opportunities for women and young girls in infrastructure engineering.

WOMENG (Advancing Women in Infrastructure Engineering) is a Victoria-based multi-sponsored project specifically designed to enhance career pathways for women in a sector where the female workforce is extremely under-represented.

WOMENG aims to target our support to two audiences in the state of Victoria: the future of infrastructure engineering through the Youth Program, and the career women currently contributing to the industry.

RMIT, AfPA, Austroads, and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources are proud to be a part of this project and improve the STEM education cohort at all levels.

Project streams

WOMENG is divided into two streams: the Youth Program and the Mid-to-late Career Program.

The Youth Program aims to promote infrastructure engineering as an exciting and ambitious career path for female students from year levels 9-12.  Students will participate in:

  • 3 excursions to construction sites, production plants, and state-of-the-art laboratories.
  • A 9-5 work day experience with enthusiastic industry members excited to demonstrate roles in infrastructure engineering.  This experience will enhance the understanding of skills and attributes sought by the employer, and is a time for students and mentors to follow up on any questions regarding day-to-day tasks and gaining knowledge on how to map out their future career plans.
  • A 1-day workshop at RMIT with inspirational speakers presenting on their journey to becoming a senior executive member of the road and airport engineering industry, where students can connect with and communicate with women at all levels within the industry.

Youth Program Survey

We've prepared a survey for students who would like to participate in the Youth Program to register interest.

The Mid-to-late Career Program is oriented towards career pathways for female industry leaders, industry-based events and engagement opportunities, and includes:

  • The Breakfast Series to engage with industry experts to discuss career opportunities and pathways for women in the industry.
  • The Shadow Program, an opportunity to spend one day shadowing a senior manager, for candidates aspiring to become industry leaders.
  • The Industry Buddy Mentoring Program, matching up candidates with an individual industry 'buddy' in a senior role for scheduled monthly meetings.
  • The Plan and Return from Career Breaks Initiative will be a webinar session giving the WOMENG cohort the chance to engage with experts from Human Resources and career counsellors from the National Careers Institute on how to make the best choice when it comes to career interruptions.
  • A 1-day workshop at RMIT with inspirational speakers presenting on their journey to becoming a senior executive member of the road and airport engineering industry.

Mid-to-late Career Program Survey

We've prepared a survey for people who would like to participate in the Mid-to-late Career Program, to share experiences in the engineering field and register interest.

Contact

For further information and questions on WOMENG and any queries on registration, please do not hesitate to contact Project Coordinator, Cody Tran Jackson at cody.jackson@rmit.edu.au.  

Project leaders

Filippo Giustozzi
Associate Professor of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

 

Marie Enfrin
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Civil Engineering

Project partners

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.