Most Encouraging Student Group or Non-Profit Group 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.

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
  • Audience number/number of students targeted
  • Number of current females studying engineering and/or studying engineering supporting the group
  • Degree to which the group has fostered skill development of female engineers
  • Degree to which female engineers have achieved career progression/managerial roles within the group

Terms and Conditions

  • Eligible groups must be not-for-profit 
  • Each criteria is to be addressed using no more than 500 words per criteria

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 Encouraging Student or Non-For -Profit Group in Gender Diversity 2021 winner

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT), The University of Melbourne

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is deeply honoured to be recognised this year, as we continue to work towards sustained transformation of gender equity and workplace culture.

Over the last three years, we have established innovative programs to increase female and non-binary representation at all levels of participation, from students to current staff. We are also increasing proficiency and competency in the accumulated biases of different diversity dimensions across the entire Faculty. This Award will serve as an impetus for us to further scale up our efforts in this important area.

Most Encouraging Student or Non-For -Profit Group in Gender Diversity 2020 Highly Commended

Women in Engineering and IT at University of Technology Sydney

Over the last 3 years, our Women in Engineering and IT team have focused on impact-led initiatives with embedded evaluation, informed by research and emerging best practices. This award means a lot to us because it recognises the work and achievements of not only our team but also our community.

Without our community of staff, students and industry partners and volunteers, we would not have been able to achieve so much and reach from primary school students, teachers and families, across to high school, into university studies, and preparing for engineering careers through a mentoring program with industry professionals.

Thank you for this recognition and inspiration to keep creating positive impact and change!

Past award recipients