Author Archives: Simon Coburn

Fortescue leads the way towards gender parity

Fortescue Metals Group will sign the ParityPledge, becoming one of the first companies in Australia to make the commitment to foster an inclusive and diverse workforce. The parity pledge aims “to close the gender gap at the highest levels of business, where the gender gap is most acute.” It is a public commitment to gender […]

Dr Jayne O’Shea receives prestigious AW Roberts Award

Dr Jayne O’Shea was recently presented with the prestigious AW Roberts Award at the 2019 Australian Bulk Handling Awards in Melbourne last month. The Award, which is presented in honour of Professor Alan Roberts, recognises the outstanding contribution of a young engineer to the field of bulk solids handling. Dr Jayne O’Shea completed a Bachelor […]

Women in STEM now easier to find with new directory

A new online directory will make it easier to find women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Developed by the Australian Academy of Science, in conjunction with CSIRO, Science & Technology Australia and the Australian Science Media Centre, the directory, named STEM Women, also has the financial backing of the Australian Government. STEM […]

CICA Project Engineer wins Women in Industry award

The 2019 Women in Industry Awards celebrated the women who lead, energise and inspire in their respective roles across various sectors including the crane industry. Prime Creative Media Publisher, Christine Clancy, opened the event, stating that the business case for creating a workplace where women can thrive has never been stronger. “At the micro level, […]

2019 Women in Industry Awards winners revealed

The 2019 Women in Industry Awards took place in Melbourne last night, celebrating the brilliant, hard-working women helping advance Australian industry. Attendees at the awards venue at The Park in Albert Park came from a wide variety of sectors such as mining, manufacturing, road and rail, logistics and bulk handling, process infrastructure, and much more. […]

Linfox Group Manager recognised for excellence in road transport

The 2019 Women in Industry Awards was held last night at The Park in Melbourne, celebrating the women who lead, energise and inspire in their respective roles across various sectors including road transport. Prime Creative Media Publisher, Christine Clancy, opened the event, stating that the business case for creating a workplace where women can thrive […]

Nestlé to increase the number of women in senior executive positions

Nestlé has laid out an action plan to increase the number of women in senior executive positions globally. This underscores Nestlé’s commitment to providing equal opportunities for everyone at the company. Nestlé has made progress in recent years increasing the number of women in managerial positions. Today, 43 per cent of these roles are held […]

BHP diversifies leadership by promoting three women

BHP has bolstered its executive leadership team with four appointments, including the addition of three women. The mining major set an ambitious target of making half of its workforce female by 2025 more than two years ago. It is now closing in on this target, at least in terms of its leadership team, which will […]

Taking the lead as a young engineer

Romana Tomic, a process engineer with BOC Limited, speaks about how taking the initiative and grabbing opportunities can drive forward a career in the engineering sector. In 2013, following her graduation from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) and a Master of Biomedical Engineering, Romana Tomic joined BOC […]

Flexible solar panels to power the future

Imagine a future in which thin, flexible solar panels cover the surfaces of cars and buildings, powering their activities. Xiaojing Hao, UNSW associate professor and Scientia fellow in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, and her team, are building such cells made of kesterite photovoltaics. Containing copper, zinc, tin and sulphur, they are […]