In the lead up to International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June – we want to celebrate some of the amazing wahine in our industry.
That’s why this week we’ll be giving a voice to many of the ladies in our midst – starting off with Ting Wang, a Civil Engineer at Tonkin + Taylor!
What do you love about your job?
Being an engineer gives me great satisfaction when I see my design built.
Engineering is constantly changing the world for good, and it provides me the opportunity to have a direct impact on the world and to solve problems that are important to society.
What are the key challenges facing women in Engineering?
I have not seen any bias in terms of female achievement compared to our male colleagues. I have worked with successful women, who have been promoted on merit.
But when it comes to starting a family, most women do have to slow down their career to look after children due to maternity leave and working part time hours.
I think it is also a challenge for female engineers to convince young girls to study engineering and change the image of what people think a female engineer is – wearing hi viz and hard hat to do job of a man.
What impact do you want to make in your career?
I would like to continue my professional development to achieve.
I’d also like to be the go-to person and a greater listener. I always want to go the extra mile and I want to be able to share my knowledge with my peers.