Welcome to our community of engaging, inspiring women. All are making a positive impact in our world through their unique contributions in the built environment professions and our cities.  

Engaging Women in the Built Environment was launched in 2016 by the first female Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW, Professor Helen Lochhead. It was created to redress the gender imbalance in the Built Environment professions and to promote women’s diverse and extraordinary achievements and career paths.  It has brought together and connected 86 high-profile speakers and more than 5,000 women and men. 

Fast forward to 2020 and there are some great advances and successes to report. This includes:

  • an increase from 15% to 40% of women academics promoted to professors in the faculty;
  • more than 50 percent women holding leadership positions at UNSW Built Environment;
  • 2 women honoured as Emeritus Professors for the first time in 70 years; 
  • over $400,000 raised for new scholarships to support women to study in all the built environment programs. These include scholarships for undergraduate study and PhD research as well as travel and equity scholarships. 

We want to thank our benefactors including the Turnbull Foundation, NAWIC, Roberts Pizzarotti, Breville and Robin Mellon.

We are delighted by these results and the amazing level of support we have received for the initiative.

Join our community and be sure to explore news, event videos and hear from past speakers and new young voices, sharing some astute professional advice and insights. You will be inspired!  

 

 

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