Break the Bias

Kate Hartness

Sydney
BG&E
Today, March 8 2022, marks the 200th International Women’s Day, reminding us to stop, reflect and celebrate the achievements of women, in addition to our journey to #breakthebias and level the playing field across industry.

Today, March 8 2022, marks the 200th International Women’s Day, reminding us to stop, reflect and celebrate the achievements of women, and how we can all help to  #breakthebias and level the playing field in engineering.

With only 12 percent of the national engineering profession being female and the broader built environment being dominated by males, the journey to gender equality is far from over,  according to one of Australia’s great leadership role models, Mirvac CEO and Managing Director, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz.

We shape the built environment and the communities it supports, including the women of today and tomorrow.  Women, and all diverse members of society, have an important role to play in shaping better futures for all.

The diversity of thought that women contribute to the built environment is experienced first-hand at BG&E, with Nina Lee, Sydney Associate – Structures sharing that she receives positive feedback from clients about the way she works, collaborates and communicates, and the enhanced project outcomes that she helps to deliver.

BG&E is proud to share Nina has been shortlisted for the One Consult Champions of Change – Female Leadership Award, for which the winner will be announced on 31 March. While Sophie Karayannis, Senior Structural Engineer in Sydney and Annie Jiang, an Associate in our Facades team in Melbourne, have been selected to participate in the Property Council of Australia’s 500 Women in Property program, which includes sponsoring to assist females to help unlock their full potential.

At BG&E, we are committed to helping all of our people be the best they can be and we acknowledge there is a lot of work to do around diversity and inclusion. While the road ahead may be challenging at times, we also see great opportunity.

Let’s unite and #breakthebias together.

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