Advancing Women in Engineering and Construction Symposium 2022

As part of the Developing Leading Women Collective’s commitment to supporting equality for women in their professional careers, on the 4th of November this year we are hosting the one-day Advancing Women in Engineering & Construction Symposium in Auckland at the Aotea Centre, and we are inviting up to 180 participants in total to attend.

The purpose of the symposium is about ‘Reshaping the industry through the collective voice of women’, and it is primarily aimed at supporting the development and retention of women in the engineering sector and associated parts of the construction industry.

Alongside civil and structural engineers in particular, the event is also intended to include architects, regulatory officials, and project managers. The full-day schedule is focused around encouraging networking and collaboration throughout, with workshops intended to lead into the development of research topics and improvement initiatives that can prompt further action.

In a bit more detail the objectives are to;

  • Create a platform for women to learn, share and grow with the aim to make a positive change within their own career, organisation and/or wider industry.
  • Support the development of women in roles of technical and people leadership in engineering and associated professions.
  • Help build professional networks amongst women that provide support and role modelling.
  • Push the boundaries of diversity and inclusion in engineering and associated professional sectors.

The event is a non-profit one, with ticket price set at $150 each to cover venue & catering costs etc., with all the organisers contributing as volunteers.

Acquisition of tickets and registration is via: Eventbrite – AWEC Symposium 2022

Additional details are also available on the flyer attached to this email.

By way of background, the Developing Leading Women Collective is a joint effort by representatives from the NZ Society of Earthquake Engineering, the Structural Engineering Society NZ, and Auckland Transport, established in 2019 to organise professional networking opportunities for women in engineering, construction and related technical fields.