September 12, 2018
12 July, 2018
Kindly Hosted by AECOM
The Committee for Sydney recently held an event with visiting international speaker Roma Agrawal. Roma is a structural engineer who builds big. From footbridges and sculptures, to train stations and skyscrapers – including The Shard – she has left an indelible mark on London’s landscape.
She is also a tireless promoter of engineering and technical careers to young people and women. She has advised policymakers and governments on science education, and has given talks to thousands around the world at universities, schools and organisations, including two for TEDx. Her first book, BUILT: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures, was published by Bloomsbury earlier this year.
Roma presented on the contents of her book, the architects and engineers that inspired her and her campaign to encourage more women into engineering.
Roma also took part in a panel discussion alongside:
– Anna Chau, Interim Chief Executive, Infrastructure Australia
– Sharon Kindleysides, Director, ITS, Roads and Maritime Services
– Clare Sowden, General Manager, Urban Development, AECOM
The Committee would like to thank AECOM for generously hosting this event.