IPWEAQ

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Women in Public Works Leadership Program (WPWLP)

We were delighted to launch the inaugural Women in Public Works Leadership Program (WPWLP) at our facilities in Eagle Farm, 24 February 2022. These sessions combine personal experiences from practising engineers and professional guidance from experts.

Session 3, 27 April 2022

Difficult conversations with Jenny Lord, Take Action Consulting and Janice Wilson, Double Black Diamond Solution.

Session 2, 23 March 2022

The second session of WPWLP addressed the issues and challenges in male dominated environments and organisations with poor culture. Suzanne Brown, Senior Engineer, Bundaberg Regional Council discussed the earlier years of her career when she was most often the only female engineer on work crews and on sites. 


Jane Zeng, Distribution Design Manager South East at Energy Queensland provided activities, references and guidance on conflict management for our participants.


Our MC for Session 2 was IPWEAQ President, Angela Fry. 

Session 1, 24 February 2022

We were delighted to launch the inaugural Women in Public Works Leadership Program (WPWLP) at our facilities in Eagle Farm, 24 February 2022. These sessions combine personal experiences from practising engineers and professional guidance from experts.

Our first session (managing career breaks, part-time work and work-life-family balance) was presented by Delia Atkinson, Acting Principal Engineer (Safer Roads) at the Department of Transport and Main Roads who shared her experiences with a career break, managing family commitments and returning to the workforce. 

Our second presenters for the first session were Anita Dorwald, an executive leadership coach and business organisational design expert with Mike Roddy,  Managing Director - Technology People.

Read more about the first session of WPWLP in the March issue of Engineering for Public Works (EPW). Each of our 12 participants will also publish an article in upcoming issues of EPW.

Our MC for Session 1 was Jo O'Brien, IPWEAQ SEQ Branch President.
 
"I am really honoured to be part of this program and especially to be involved with such a great group of women who are pursuing their own career development and growth in such a fabulous environment.”

Anita Dorwald,  Amondor Consulting

A very big thankyou to IPWEAQ for inviting me to participate in this program! I'm delighted to have the opportunity to present ideas and insights into the world of career advisory."

Mike Roddy, Technology People

What an amazing group of professionals IPWEAQ have participating in this leadership program, I’m sure they will all help each other to flourish in their careers.

Suzanne Brown, Bundaberg Regional Council

The WPWLP offers 1:1 career advice, 50 complimentary CPD hours (technical and non-technical), complimentary registration to a regional Branch conference and complimentary registration to the Annual Conference, Brisbane, 11-13 October 2022. Participants also have access to a Community in our Knowledge Centre which includes articles, reference materials, tools, resources and support.


To register your interest in the 2023 program, please contact Lexy.Rohde@ipweaq.com


Lexy Rohde

Events Coordinator

Lexy.Rohde@ipweaq.com
07 3632 6828