International Women's Day Event

Mar 06
Please join us to celebrate International Women's Day 2019!


Engineers Australia and The Australian Institute of Project Management invites you to join us for breakfast to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019.  The campaign theme this year is “Balance for Better” a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world.  This panel event is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.

Panel members:
Raelene Lockhorst, Project Director, City Renewal Authority
David Williams, 2019 ACT Australian of the Year - Local Hero
Romilly Madew AO, Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia

Women in Project Management and Engineering face many challenges in the workplace. The focus of our organisations is on achieving workplace gender equality.

Thank you to our event partner Emanate Technology.

Members $40 | Non-Members $70
CPD Points: 4


David Williams David's early background is in project management in the construction industry on large projects such as Loy Yang power station in Victoria, the Submarine construction facility in SA, Bruce Stadium & New Parliament House in the ACT. He spent 15 years on Major Capital Projects in Defence and is now the Manager for Technology Coordination & Collaboration within an Australian Government agency. David has a Diploma in engineering, a Master’s degree in Project Management and is currently pursuing a PhD in project management. He is a Certified Practicing Project Director and is a councillor for the ACT Chapter of the AIPM. David lectures at the Australian National University and the University of Canberra on Systems Design and Project Management. David is the 2019 ACT Local Hero.
Romilly Madew AO

Since 2006, Romilly has led the Green Building Council of Australia and has built a global reputation as an influential advocate and change agent.  A vocal advocate of diversity, Indigenous issues, flexibility in the workplace, and women in sport. Romilly’s collaborative style has led to many board and committee appointments.
Romilly is going into her 6th season as President Bilgola Beach Surf Life Saving Club, where she is also a Patrol Captain. She also competes in Ocean swims, charity walks and runs.

Raelene Lockhorst Raelene is a Canberra based Director, bringing more than 20 years’ experience across diverse public and private sector organisations, specialising in the feasibility, planning and delivery of Defence and infrastructure projects, across all phases of the project lifecycle. Prior to moving to Canberra three years ago, Raelene was the Director of Strategy and Projects for the Centennial Parklands and Royal Botanic Gardens portfolio, and the force behind the development of The Calyx. Raelene’s has overcome many challenges to succeed in what was traditionally considered to be male dominated sectors, including Defence, the Army Reserves, Peacekeeping, and London Underground. When Raelene is not busy delivering projects she spends her time with her husband and two daughters. Through sharing her personal journey, Raelene will pass on lessons learnt and techniques that you can use to strengthen your resilience in order to achieve better outcomes when faced with the unexpected.

David Williams

Romilly Madew AO

Raelene Lockhorst

Event Partners

Engineers Australia
Emanate Technology