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Let's talk about... A career in power

As part of our efforts to inspire and support a more diverse workforce in the Australian power sector, the API are holding a forum to celebrate and explore the contributions of women in providing electricity to our communities.

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Let's talk about... A career in power

Time & Location

29 June, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Zoom

About the event

Date: 29 June 2022, 3pm - 4.30pm (AEST/Sydney time) Format: Online (Zoom) - details will be provided closer to the event date.  

The forum is linked to our new POWERful WOMEN Leadership Program and will feature and be led by the 80+ undergraduate, graduate and professional women involved in the 2022 PWLP program.  

Who should register?

  • High school students, particularly girls, who are interested in the career opportunities in the electricity (power) sector, and working in teams to solve problems that directly impact our communities.
  • University students curious about careers in power.
  • Parents, teachers, careers advisors who want a better understanding of the electricity sector and why it is a fantastic career opportunity for our young people.
  • Anyone interested in strengthening the diversity of the power sector's workforce.

Key parts of the forum include: 

Part 1: Hear from 5 inspiring women on their jobs and why they are passionate about working in the electricity industry. (30 mins)  

Part 2: AMA (Ask me anything) Get answers to your questions on why you should be choosing a career in the Australian power sector. (30 mins)  

Part 3: Let's get serious - discussing the tough topics such as working in technical roles in a rapidly changing industry, what are the skills needed for establishing a successful career in the power sector. and thriving in a workforce that doesn't have a high proportion of women. (30 mins)  

This Forum is part of the API's new Powerful Women Leadership Program, which is working to develop a community of 200+ professional, graduate and undergraduate women in the Australian electricity sector over the period 2022-2024 and is supported by the API's member organisations and the Australian government's Women's Leadership Development Program. It is also part of the API's effort to celebrate the contribution of women to the power sector as part of the International Day of Women in Engineering (INWED), celebrated on 23 June 2022.

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