2019 Engaging Women in the Built Environment

UNSW Built Environment is committed to equity and diversity in the Built Environment professions. 

If we are going to reach 50% women in leadership roles by 2025 in the built environment industries we need to work together in new and innovative ways.

Continuing from the successful launch of this initiative in 2016, please join us for an evening with built environment women, from industry and academia, who will have 2 - 3 minutes to present:

1. Their professional background
2. What they're known for
3. How they can help other women in the Built Environment such as mentoring, internships, employment, research collaborations

Date and time

Monday 12 August

Registration: 6:15pm
Public Lecture: 6:30pm sharp
Networking Reception: 8:00pm - 9:00pm


Sydney Lower Town Hall
78 Druitt St (entry opposite Queen Victoria Building)
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Sydney Lower Town Hall, 78 Druitt Street Sydney
Event date: 
12 Aug 2019 6:15pm to 9:00pm
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2019 Speaker lineup

Penelope Seidler | Director, Harry Seidler and Associates 
Jessica Kite | Director, Planning & Design, Barangaroo Delivery Authority 
Dr Simone Zarpelon Leao | Assoc Dean International, UNSW Built Environment 
Kaylie Salvatori | Landscape Architect, Arcadia
Susan Freeman | Exhibition Designer & Director, Freeman Ryan Design 
Belqis Youssofzay | Architect & Director, Youssofzay & Hart 
Dr Kate Dunn | Lecturer, Interior Architecture, UNSW Built Environment 
Mary Omar | Associate Director, Bates Smart
Dr Caroline Noller | CEO/Founder, The Footprint Company
Cathy Smith | Senior Lecturer, Interior Architecture, UNSW Built Environment 
Drenka Andjelic | Managing Director, Construction Assignments Pty Ltd 
Suellen Fitzgerald | Director, Western Sydney Parklands Trust
Shamila Haddad | Research Associate/Assoc Lecturer, UNSW Built Environment 
Jacqui Bonnitcha | Principal Consultant, Edge Environment 
Phillippa Carnemolla | Industrial Designer & Senior Research Fellow, UNSW Built Environment

More speakers to be announced shortly.