Welcome to Season 4 Episode 9
Engineers on boards
Diversity on boards.. isn’t just about gender or age. Only about 3% of directors come from STEM, and without this there is a real risk of boards not performing at their highest potential. Stacey spoke to Mel and Dom about her journey in engineering through to her new book.
Stacey Daniel is one of the 2020 Most Innovative Engineers.
It’s fair to say that if we have a few more engineers on boards, then perhaps we might be able to make some more efficient and effective decisions.
Extra discussions during the episode
Future: Stacey is excited by the potential in the future for engineering. But work does need to be done to promote engineering to the wider audience..
the future of engineering is making sure that the non-engineers really understand the capabilities and the capacity that engineers can bring
Advice: Your career path as an engineer can take you in any direction
You may land in your first job and you might be a little bit pigeonholed
The really long span suspension bridges I find very impressive.
…passionate about unlocking the potential and equipping the next generation with the tools that they need
About Stacey Daniel
Stacey is a business and engineering leader with experience across many sectors and landscapes.
She has fulfilled various roles working with and alongside multi-national companies, State and Federal government, local government, not for profit and small to medium enterprises.
Stacey has also sat on numerous Boards and Committees including statutory authorities, a peak industry body and local community groups.
She is the founder of Board Presence which provides advice, coaching and support to Boards, Committees, Directors and Members.
Stacey spoke at the World Engineers Convention 2019 on ‘Engineers on Boards: Your opportunity to make a difference’ and recently became a published author with the release of her book titled ‘Fly to the Boardroom: Your Essential Guide to Getting on a Board’.
Stacey is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Registered Assessor for Engineers Australia’s Chartered program as well as serving as a judge for the Banksia Foundation’s National SustainabilityAwards.
And in 2020 she was recognised on the 30 Most Innovative Engineers list.
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