Women in Engineering
National University Collaboration Workshop
About WE Collaborate
The University Collaboration Workshop was first initiated by The University of Queensland in 2016, with a goal for university teams to share knowledge & experiences so that greater participation of women in engineering may be realised on a national scale.
Following COVID disruptions, the most recent workshops were held in 2022 in two parts:
- Part 1 on 1st June with in-person workshops in each state across Australia, with over 70 people in attendance from 30 Universities across Australia and New Zealand.
- Part 2 on 16th June with a national online forum involving 13 speakers and YYYY participants (including some live speakers and attendees in Queensland).
This web page was set up in June 2022 as a one stop shop for all things current and relevant and as a resource library for the community moving forward. More importantly, it's goal is to sustain engagement moving forward and to serve as a base and platform as follow up for next workshops. The plan would be to have a physical workshop altogether next year and the main page can then be updated with these details, agenda, etc.
We're always keen to talk about WE Collaborate - contact the UQ Women in Engineering team for questions about the university collaboration workshops; you can also contact the API team for issues with or questions about this web site.
Want to connect with the secretariat team behind the WE Collaborate community?
Participating University Teams and their State of Play
will include list of universities and everyone’s State of Play and contact details:
2022 Hybrid Workshops
- A spin off page will include a summary of outcomes, guest speakers/bios.
- Include link to Miro board and/or the visual board idea. Still in the process of compiling – will provide when ready.
Speakers on 16th June 2022:
Amanda Merrick - Women in Engineering, The University of Queensland
Amy Tran & Jess Rock – UQ Women in Engineering Student Leaders
Negin Beaton - Women in Engineering, The University of Queensland
Ashleigh Fox – Women in Engineering Project Manager, The University of Auckland
Katie Douglas – Girls in Engineering Coordinator, University of Western Australia
Meagan Bebendorf - Women in Engineering, The University of Queensland
Maria Vieira – University of South Australia
Dr Isabelle Kingsley – UNSW
Carmen Hurst & Amanda Thomsen – UQ Digital Marketing Specialists
Victoria Weekes – Founder of the Australian Gender Equality Council
David Pointing - Chief Executive Officer, The Australian Power Institute
Liz Hansen - Culture and Inclusion Manager, Metallurgical Coal, Anglo American
Samantha Fowke - Senior Mine Planning Engineer, Rio Tinto
ACTIONS from the 2022 Workshop
this will be our major themes and initiatives so people can refer back to for follow up/implementation over the year until next conference.
Still in the process of compiling – will provide when ready.