Women in Power Engineering Networking Event

13:30-16:00Thursday 23rd November

Aerial Conference Center
Level 7/235 Jones St,
Ultimo NSW 2007

  • 13:30-15:00

Panel Session on Getting More Women into Power Engineering
– A/Prof. Kosala Gunawardane (UTS)
– A/Prof. Rukmi Dutta (UNSW)
– Vilde Kvaalsvold (Energy Advisory Engineer, KPMG Australia)
– Sara Deilami (Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University)
– Sankika Tennakoon (Principal Engineer, AEMO)
– Ruth Poon (General Manager, Wurth Electronics)

  • 15:00 – 16:00

– Networking Event – Canape’s and Drinks

The fields of power and power electronics engineering are at the forefront of technological advancements, shaping the way we generate, distribute, and utilise electrical energy. Despite the rapid evolution of these disciplines, the representation of women in power and power electronics engineering remains relatively very low. Encouraging more women to participate in these fields is not only a matter of gender equality but also a means to harness diverse talents and perspectives for driving innovation.

In this context, it is imperative to explore strategies that can break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create supportive environments for women aspiring to pursue careers in power and power electronics engineering. This panel discussion looks into the challenges faced by women in these fields, highlights the significance of gender diversity, and offers practical solutions to attract and retain more women professionals.

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