Changing the engineer’s story with Meg Panozzo
Season 2, Episode #9
Welcome Season 2 Episode 9
Stories are all around us, but not all of them are told correctly. And some of them get completely forgotten as we move along the journey of building.
“I don’t think we talk about the impact that we have on society and the impact we have on people in a way that really inspires other people“
Meg Panozzo is our guest this week and she strongly believes that the engineer’s story must be changed. It is lacking the connection to the why, the connection to be the people, society. The future is…
“our engineering teams are people working together to solve people problems”
Through telling stories on her own blog and coming onto our Podcast, Meg is encouraging engineers to remember their “why” in everything they create and to be brave in their universe and tell their stories from the people-perspective.
“if we talk about our engineering work more from the idea of purpose, I think that will have a better chance of bringing more talent into the industry”
Discussed during the episode
Meg is the driving force behind the blog Her Bold Universe
“was really important to start to put my voice out there and talk and write about all these topics, because basically, gender diversity in engineering is getting worse“
Meg loves this book, An Engineer Imagines by Peter Rice
“these men who are brilliant can still also think of the total design of their engineering work“
Getting stories out to the public in a new and meaning full way is a driving force for Meg. Her blog is one example, however our Podcast and that of The Pretengineer’s is another example.
Meg loves bridges.
“They’re really beautiful structures aren’t they?”
We recommended she check out Sydney’s 7 Bridges Walk which takes place in October and helps raise money for charity
About Meg Panozzo
Meg has a Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in Civil Engineering from Monash Univerity and a Bachelor of Arts, Japanese Language also from Monash.
Over the years she has worked with Cardno and Arup helping to shape a better world through the delivery of some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects such the Pacific Highway Upgrade.
Meg believes strongly in the vital role of engineering in the future of society and advocates for an industry where people, creativity and innovation are at the centre. As the author of blog Her Bold Universe she inspires and educates people to realise their potential in order to create and live their own success.
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