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#INWED19 – Meet Jacobs Senior Mechanical & Piping Engineer, Karen Robertson

We’re so happy to share this Senior Mechanical and Piping Engineer thinking to the space of women in engineering today. She’s an amazing role model for up and coming engineers. Meet Jacob’s Karen Robertson. A lady who brings over 20 years’ experience to the table – including 15 years’ geothermal experience. She has worked on…

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#INWED19 – Meet Tectonus Marketing Manager, Anya Valyashko

It’s great to finish up this week of celebrating #WomenInEngineering with a company who has only just recently joined the fold of HERA membership. A big welcome to Tectonus and their Marketing Manager Anya Valyashko! Their team is focused on driving innovation in future technology for structural resilience for earthquake protection with their RSFJ technology…

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#INWED19 – Meet Beca Business Management Strategy & Emerging Technology, Sue Bradley

It’s not usually her thing to do something like this, but we’re glad to have twisted this next #WomeninEngineering arm to participate and share her thoughts – every one’s voice matters! Beca’s Business Management Strategy & Emerging Technology, Sue Bradley is a fantastic example of a forward thinking wahine. She’s fascinated by the sudden and…

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#INWED19 – Meet AUT PhD Researcher in Civil Engineering, Niusha Navabian

Keeping your finger on the pulse is a challenge that Civil Engineering Researchers are constantly having to do as new technologies are introduced to the industry. This is exactly what Auckland University of Technology Teaching Assistant and PhD Researcher Niusha Navabian is investigating as part of her passion to be a successful Structural Engineer. To…

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#INWED19 – Meet SGS Regional Manager & Engineer Surveyor, Joanna Wilce

There are many types of engineers working with our membership that we’ll be shining a light on this week – and Joanna Wilce is no different!  Based at SGS, Joanna has over fifteen years experience in management and technical roles with a broad range of knowledge in legislative compliance, operations and production management of industrial…

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Retaining top staff – have you been empathetic lately?

If there’s one word that embodies the spirit of team leadership, it’s empathy. Empathy is probably the most sought-after workplace skill these days – be it for the customer, employee, teammate or even boss! But how commonplace is it? Empathy is often little valued, yet critical for bettering workplace culture and performance – but is…