The Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences invites you to celebrate the contribution female engineers have had in shaping our world.

New South Wales Senator Mehreen Faruqi will provide the keynote address and will be joined by a panel of other inspirational and industry-leading women working at the forefront of the profession. 

Keynote Speaker

Dr Mehreen Faruqi
Greens Deputy Leader 
Senator for New South Wales

Dr Mehreen Faruqi is the Greens’ senator for New South Wales. She is a civil and environmental engineer and life-long activist for social and environmental justice. In 2013, she joined NSW State Parliament, becoming the first Muslim woman to sit in an Australian parliament. In 2018, Mehreen became Australia’s first Muslim senator. She has been a passionate advocate against racism and misogyny.

Panel Members

Dr Mehreen Faruqi 
Greens Deputy Leader
Senator for New South Wales

Dr Rochelle MacDonald
Executive General Manager-Operations
Squadron Energy

Siobhan O'Brien
PhD Student
University of Wollongong

Michaela Brown
Senior Structural Engineer

Lauren North
Principal Sustainability Partnerships

Event Details

When: Friday 23 June 2023

Time: 10am- 12pm

Where: University of Wollongong, McKinnon Building 67, room 104

To be followed by canapés and refreshments



Official proceedings to begin


Keynote Speech Dr Mehreen Faruqi


Women in Engineering Panel


Official thank you and closing remarks


Canapés and refreshments to be served