IWD2021 at SMEC
Our teams and offices around the world celebrated International Women’s Day with events, interviews, digital communications and even Zumba lessons! Here are just a few of the highlights:
Many of our teams and offices around the world held events celebrating IWD, either in person or virtually. In the South and Central Asia region, a webinar session was hosted by Chief Operating Officer Dr. Uma Maheswaran, along with a number of senior SMEC specialists, who shared their insights and experiences. Offices in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka held special appreciation events for their female colleagues.
In Australia, SMEC and our sister company Robert Bird Group (RBG) partnered to host a virtual panel event featuring keynote speakers Felicity Furey, an engineer, award-winning speaker and co-founder of the Power of Engineering; and Simonne Bailey, Australian Managing Director and Global Head of Strategy for GFG Alliance’s property and funds management business, JAHAMA. The panel discussed the theme of ‘A challenged world is an alert world’ and how change comes from challenge. The event was very well attended and generated positive feedback from participants.
Sharing our stories
Four of our female technical specialists were interviewed by Southeast Asia Construction, as part of a series on Women in Construction Asia. Check out their inspiring stories below
Director Design Centre and Functional Manager Hydropower and Dams
Flor De Jesus
Senior Structural Engineer and Project Design Coordinator
Environmental Specialist and Hydrologist
Seven inspiring and influential women who work at SMEC, Logashri Sewnarian, Libby Paholski, Pawitasari Fransisca, Florence Wambugu, Raveena Grover (pictured), Karina Discaya and Saima Bodla, champion International Women’s Day 2022.
Reflecting on Women’s Month in South Africa, SMEC South Africa celebrates their very own women in engineering - inspiring females who are not only transforming our built environment but leading the way for the next generation of female engineers.
I am pleased to report that I have just been selected for the UDIA Women in Property Committee for the 2018-2020 season.