Thank you to our sponsors for their support of International Women’s Day 2019.




Aurecon is an engineering and infrastructure advisory company. We attract and inspire a diverse workforce and create an inclusive, high-performing culture where our people, across more than 25 countries around the world, feel valued.

Diversity is at the core of everything we do. We value and respect that each team member brings something different to Aurecon. Our differences are what fuel our creativity.

We’re passionate about continuing to build our diverse workforce and already have a strong talent pipeline amongst our women professionals.  We’re also very proud that we now have four women on our Executive Leadership team.

Aurecon is a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice and we have several development initiatives, and a flexible working policy, that support more options for both women and men to balance caring responsibilities while also progressing their careers in high quality work and leadership roles.

We are proud to be the premium sponsor of Engineers Australia’s celebration for International Women’s Day.





An engineering career in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) offers you incredible job progression and unique life experiences. ADF engineers lead an engineering team to help create and deliver capability by applying engineering principles to acquire, sustain, maintain, and manage technology. There are a wide range of engineering roles available in the ADF, all offering world-class training, fantastic job security, free healthcare and a competitive salary. Plus you’ll make life-long friendships and have a chance to see the world. If you’ve ever wondered what life in the Australian Defence Force is like and want to take on engineering challenges at the leading edge of your profession, visit or call 13 19 01.



Swinburne is a world-class university focused on creating impact; committed to transforming the future of education by giving its students the knowledge, adaptability and experience they need to make a lasting impact on the workplace of tomorrow.

Swinburne creates future-ready graduates by taking their students outside of the conventional classroom, introducing them to new and different ways of learning and thinking. It comes from hands-on experience, industry leaders, from the world around us, and from one another.

As a trusted and respected world-class leader in research excellence, Swinburne University is determined to make a real difference to the community by creating a space where ideas are made and the future is imagined, where the brave and the adventurous are supported to push the boundaries of what is into what it can be.




QUT is a major Australian university with a global reputation and a ‘real world’ focus. Our courses are in high demand and equip our students and graduates with the skills they need in an increasingly disrupted world. We are transforming the learning experience and embed work integrated learning in courses, and have a strong focus on developing entrepreneurial skills and start-ups.

QUT is home to one of the largest STEM faculties in Australia. Our researchers focus on progress, and don’t stop at the creation of new knowledge. We harness our technological strengths to translate knowledge from research into the real world. Our transdisciplinary teams collaborate using world-class facilities to help solve global challenges including food security, healthcare, communities and the effects of climate change on natural treasures like Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef.

QUT’s Gardens Point campus is home to the international award-winning Science and Engineering Centre including The Cube; and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision.




BHP is a world-leading resources company. We are among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. We also have substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal.

We have a simple and diverse portfolio of core operated assets around the world, with low-cost options for future growth. This allows us to apply our values and culture, emphasise safety and productivity, deploy technology and exert capital discipline to extract the most value and the highest returns from our assets.

We produce raw materials that are essential to modern life. Our success is tied to the sustainable growth of both emerging and developed economies and, at the same time, the commodities we produce are integral to driving that growth. We are committed to making a broader contribution through our social investments, which aim to deliver lasting economic and social benefits for the communities where we operate.



Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization.

One of the largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT.

In fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.1 billion. At the end of September 2018, the company had around 379,000 employees worldwide.




UTS is a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney. One of Australia’s leading universities of technology, UTS has a distinct model of learning, strong research performance and a leading reputation for engagement with industry and the professions.

UTS has a culturally diverse campus life and vibrant international exchange study and research programs that prepare graduates for the workplaces of today and the future.

Situated in the heart of Sydney’s creative precinct and alongside Sydney’s CBD, the UTS Campus is undergoing a 10-year period of major development. The ongoing transformation of the campus will ensure we continue to maintain and develop a purpose- and sustainably-built campus to support innovation in education and research.

UTS is part of the Australian Technology Network of universities: a group of five prominent universities committed to working with industry and government to deliver practical and professional courses. With a total enrolment of over 40,000 students, UTS is one of the largest universities in Australia.


WISE in association with DIXON ADVISORY

Launched in 2015 by Dixon Advisory, Wise is an award-winning education program that offers like-minded women both a supported community and a safe space for conversations about finance.

Facilitated by Dixon Advisory’s friendly experts, the program encourages women to meet, connect and learn about finance in a comfortable setting through a series of educational workshops.

Since its inception, Wise has received positive recognition from both its members and the industry itself, including a win for the ABA100 Winner for Service Excellence in the Australian Business Awards in 2016.

Dixon Advisory is a family wealth management firm, who’s passion has always been to establish enduring partnerships with clients. Their expert teams readily share global economic and investment insights to empower decision-making and to allow clients to capitalise on their knowledge.