In this time of empowerment and equality, the upswell of female representation in traditionally male dominated fields like engineering is ground-breaking.
It is with great pride that we celebrate our rising engineering super star, Sarah Kelly, who this month was elected to the Young Engineers Committee for Auckland.
“This was some pretty exciting news to return to work to after our second COVID lockdown,” says Sarah.
“And what makes it even better is that all four 2020 elected members are women, so I’m in great company.”
The Young Engineers Committee is a nation-wide programme of support groups consisting of elected members with the sole purpose of supporting young engineers at every stage of their early careers.
McKenzie & Co. Director Dr Andrew Hunter has worked alongside Sarah for the last year and a half.
“Sarah’s always been eager to learn and seek additional responsibilities, and has been a great contributor to the MCCL team,” says Andrew.
“Being part of the Young Engineers Committee will boost her self-confidence, expand her knowledge, and accelerate her career. To quote Yoda – Do or do not. There is no try.”
Alongside her full-time engineering role with McKenzie & Co., Sarah will be assisting the committee with industry learning opportunities, site visits, networking events, workshops and social activities.
You know what they say, if you want something done, ask a busy person. And there is no better person than Sarah.
As a pivotal member of our Murphy’s Park Drive project team, Sarah also spends time with her fiancé, and organising and participating in regular Zumba classes. Sarah is also our resident charity Queen, responsible for coordinating fundraising opportunities and events.