Career, Yvette

Alstom Women of Excellence Launch

Hello!  It’s been a little while... but I have been busy! I’m very excited to announce that I’ve been appointed as the inaugural champion of the Alstom Women of Excellence Australia and New Zealand. We had our virtual launch on 30th September.  As the champion, I had the opportunity to give a little introductory speech: Launching… Continue reading Alstom Women of Excellence Launch

Career, Lifestyle, Relationships, Yvette

Getting to know us a little better – Yvette

It may not feel like there is much to be celebrating at the moment but Happy International Women in Engineering Day, nonetheless! The International Women in Engineering from my office! Although I am often confused about the passage of time lately, it appears that much has changed since we launched in 2016 for both of us Hedy bloggers. … Continue reading Getting to know us a little better – Yvette

Engineering, Yvette

Australia’s First Engineers

      It is a time of great upheaval.  Across the world, First Nations people and others subjected to the oppression of systematic racism are making their voices heard.  Although I was cautious to avoid performative activism, I ultimately decided it was important to use my platform to amplify the messages of BIPOC and… Continue reading Australia’s First Engineers

Career, Engineering, Yvette

Menstruation Equality

“Happy International Women’s Day!”  It always seems to me to be a weird statement with not quite the right sentiment...  “Happy” is the wrong word.  Perhaps, “Have a Powerful/Inspiring/Above Average International Women’s Day?” This year’s theme, according to UN Women, is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights” so perhaps a more fitting greeting is:… Continue reading Menstruation Equality

Career, Engineering, HedyCulture, Lifestyle, Sarah, Yvette

Hedy’s Highlights of 2016

As 2016 takes its closing breaths, we learn of the passing of yet another icon, Carrie Fisher.  My Facebook feed is full of pleas to keep David Attenborough safe lest we lose yet another national treasure.  We’ve seen terror attacks, ongoing conflict in Syria, the rise of the political far right, Britain vote to leave… Continue reading Hedy’s Highlights of 2016