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Attracting & Retaining Women in Engineering through Corporate Social Initiatives (1.5 CPD hours)

DCC Jobs in collaboration with DCC partner Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Women in Engineering (WIE) and DCC Endorsed Employer for Women AECOM welcome professionals in engineering/HR/Diversity & Inclusion/CSR to our lunch seminar.

Join us to hear industry leaders share their experience with engaging and retaining people through increased access to corporate social initiatives. We’ll touch on what’s worked, and what hasn’t along with inviting women in the industry to share their stories of career progression.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and associated initiatives are becoming an integralpart of company strategy. In addition to the growing concern of the social and environmental impact of projects run by corporations, employees are looking to corporate social initiatives with social mandates to meet their non-financial expectations. Recent research carried out by Bode et al from INSEAD* demonstrated there was a positive association between social initiative participation (particularly by women) and employee retention. This highlighted the potential for corporate social initiatives to function as a tool for strategic human capital management.

These findings can be translated into the engineering industry where there is a disproportionate representation of women. Only 12.4% of engineers in Australia are female** and thus the industry is looking at methods to attract and retain women within the profession.

In addition to presentations along with Q&A, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to network and engage in discussions around achieving a gender balance in the engineering industry.

Registration opens at 12:00pm for a 12:30pm start.

This event will count as 1.5 CPD hours through Engineers Australia

Speakers

Rowan Arndt, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and the founder of 2include Pty Limited.

Rowan brings a strong business discipline that focuses on high performance with the right returns, for the right investment, to create inclusive leaders and an inclusive environment. Rowan’s expertise lies in both the design and delivery of strategy and implementation plans for Australian corporates across the multiple dimensions of diversity. His company has developed and delivered a number of successful plans and systems changes across inclusive leadership, unconscious and conscious bias in decision making, Indigenous awareness, disability, gender, LGBTI and age across all generations.

Rowan Arndt

Martine Payne, Senior Human Resources Manager (Australasia), Robert Bird Group

Since joining RBG in 2016 Martine has worked in partnership with the Global Marketing team in defining and establishing the corporate social responsibility strategy within RBG. Combined with her efforts within the HR team and supported by the Board, Martine has nurtured the development of diversity initiatives, supported by the Diversity Committee. By increasing collaboration opportunities, RBG are committed and embrace their responsibility to the community, the environment and future generations.


Simon Kalinowski, CEO, Mandalay Technologies.

Simon has a passion for ecological sustainability and is an advocate for sustainable practices – particularly in the waste industry. Simon is immensely proud of his company’s long-term business relationships with waste, quarry and logistics partners, who are all dedicated to implementing efficient, customised software and automated site solutions.

Simon also holds a number of board and senior leadership positions with a diverse portfolio across technology and waste management industries.

Simon Kalinowski, CEO, Mandalay Technologies.

Amy Stewart – Development Manager, International Development, AECOM

Amy is passionate about the private sector contributing to and engaging with communities domestically and internationally to create a positive impact. Amy has worked in business development, process improvement, financial and project management activities across the health/community and education/training sectors domestically and internationally. Working in roles in not-for-profit and corporate organisations in the UK and in Australia.

Amy works with AECOM in the International Development division. The division works to promote quality of life and sustainable economic growth in developing nations for more than 60 years. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest International Development service providers, delivering solutions in over 100 nations to achieve sustainable development outcomes through cost-effective, innovative and equitable activities.

Amy is also the AECOM Corporate Social Responsibility representative for this region. AECOM’s “Give Back” program is the heart of our business. It is the way each of us can choose how we would like to make a difference in the community. This includes strategic national partnerships and programs but also allows employees the freedom to support the charities or programs they are interested in personally or more locally.

Amy


Tickets are $25 with 100% of proceeds donated to Engineers Without Borders. Lunch is included.

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Thank you to AECOM, our event sponsor.

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*Corporate Social Initiatives and Employee Retention, 2015

**Engineers Australia, The Engineering Profession A Statistical Overview, Thirteenth Edition, February 2017


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