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
Let’s Talk – Day 4
This week is National Women's Health Week. Their slogan is "Let's talk!" and their logo is a delightful pink elephant in the room. This week, I'm getting us talking about periods with an engineering spin. Have a look at yesterday's post to get up to speed. We will continue to use the… Continue reading Let’s Talk – Day 4
Let’s Talk – Day 2
This week is National Women's Health Week. Their slogan is "Let's talk!" and their logo is a delightful pink elephant in the room. This week, I'm getting us talking about periods with an engineering spin.
Sarah’s Self Interview
This week it's my time to answer Yvette's questions, so you can all get to know the mining engineer in your life a little better. Where do you work and what do you do there? I am a Senior Mining Engineer for an Australian company that makes mine planning software, based in their Edinburgh office. … Continue reading Sarah’s Self Interview
International Women’s Day has undergone quite the makeover in its 107 years of observance. In 1909, the inaugural Woman’s Day (singular) was celebrated in the US, instigated by the Socialist Party of America. In the subsequent years, European socialists introduced the concept to Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, with more than one million people attending… Continue reading IWD 2016
Are you proposing today?
I'm proposing that my boyfriend and I complete 5 Munro's over the next 12 months. And that we drink slightly less beer, and finally, officially, move in together. But I'm definitely not popping the question, 'that' question. Today is February 29, the only day in four years women are traditionally allowed to get down on one… Continue reading Are you proposing today?
The Woman and The Car: A Journey to CEO
Earlier in the week we looked into the amazing contribution to the safety of the automobile made by three ladies, who were also actresses, inventors, authors, real estate developers, the list goes on! Today we follow this story further, and investigate the growing contribution of females in this industry. 1921 - Dorothée Pullinger: The woman… Continue reading The Woman and The Car: A Journey to CEO
I’m Sorry Hedy (or My Self-Care Retreat)
I'm sorry Hedy, I spent this week's blog-writing time attending an indulgent, but desperately-needed self-care retreat. As part of my Shining Year goal setting for 2016, I was "forced" to plan a retreat where I took time to look after myself, do things that made me happy and celebrate my own awesomeness. I chose… Continue reading I’m Sorry Hedy (or My Self-Care Retreat)
If Disney Princesses Were Engineers…
We have, through the power of the internet, found out what it would be like if Disney Princesses were mothers, minions and even velociraptors. But, the most important question has yet to be answered, until now... What if Disney Princesses were engineers?
Hedy’s 2016 Reading List
The short days, cold grey weather and long nights over the Christmas period should have been the perfect backdrop to snuggle up on the couch and lose myself in some books, however family holidays and itchy feet got the better of me, so by the time I went back to work I was only 25… Continue reading Hedy’s 2016 Reading List