Most Ambitious Company in Gender Diversity

About this Award

This award promotes national engineering excellence and the contribution women in engineering make to the community. This award seeks to identify, recognise and reward companies that strive towards national engineering excellence in encouraging gender diversity. This award is open to small and medium organisations that employ 199 or less people.

The Gender in Diversity awards will not be hosted in 2022.
Nomination Criteria
Terms and Conditions
Submission Guidelines
Presentation of the Award

Nomination Criteria

  • Projects demonstrating recruiting, retaining and recognising female engineers
  • Significant effort in improvement of policies and procedures in regard to Gender Diversity
  • Degree to which a company has fostered skill development of female engineers
  • Degree to which female engineers have achieved career progression within the company
  • Numbers of female engineers and female members of Engineers Australia per male equivalency (fellows, CPEng, members and grads)

Terms and Conditions

  • Eligible companies can be not-for-profit or commercial
  • Each criteria is to be addressed using no more than 500 words per criteria
  • Eligible companies must employ 199 or less people

Submission Guidelines

You must provide the following with your submission:

  • Submit nomination online
  • Biographical Information (100 words)
  • Statement addressing each criterion (no more than 500 words per criteria)

Presentation of the Award

The award consists of a framed certificate and is presented at a special event selected as appropriate by the National Committee for Women in Engineering.

Most Ambitious Company in Gender Diversity 2020 Award winner

Water Modelling Solutions Pty Ltd

Water Modelling Solutions is so pleased to have won the Most Ambitious Company in Gender Diversity Award 2020. We are aware that we have had strong competition for this award. The companies that also applied for this category, no doubt have very strong Diversity and Inclusion policies, procedures and programs in place. However, we feel that it is not these qualities that made WMS a strong contender; it is our leadership and their ability to engender a culture of diversity through innovative recruitment that considers not only merit but the qualities a person brings to the company. It is through our Leader’s ability to “walk the talk” and through their promotion of every staff member as a diversity leader.

We are a young yet growing company and winning this award lends credibility to an approach that may not be traditional amongst Engineering firms but is nevertheless proving to be successful.

Past Winners

2019 Winner – Stantec Australia Pty Ltd

2019 Highly Commended – QinetQ Pty Ltd 

2018 Winner – Axicom

2018 Highly Commended – HFM Asset Management 

2017 Winner – Arup

2017 Highly Commended – IT Power (Australia) Pty Ltd

2016 Winner – Transurban Ltd

2015 Winner – City Water Technology