Staying relevant with Dr Bronwyn Evans
Season 4, Episode #1
Season 4, Episode #1
Welcome Season 4 Episode 1
Bronwyn grew up in Illawarra, which was a very heavy industrial area with steelworks and mining. Engineering was just always around. She knew she didn’t want a traditional woman’s career and from the urging of a friend, who consequently is now her husband, she took on engineering.
And when she looks back to her childhood of playing with Lego and Meccano and project managing her poor family, she is reassured that she made the right decision.
Bronwyn spoke to us about the importance of engineers staying relevant to ensure they are always working for the best of society.
I think one of the really important things for engineers is staying relevant
Extra discussions during the episode
Future: It’s an exciting time to be an engineer!
Everything about the future and even our most, exotic notions of what the future might look like is all about engineering
Advice: Have hobbies as they make you a better, more rounded engineer
Any engineer out there who’s starting on their career, look way more broadly than engineering, get excited by everything in the world
Professor Mary O’Kane
Mary is such a wonderful example of an engineer
About Dr Bronwyn Evans
Dr Bronwyn Evans has been recognised as one of Australia’s 100 most influential engineers and recognised within the 100 Women of Influence. She studied electrical engineering at the University of Wollongong, also getting her doctorate there.
She is the CEO of Engineers Australia, the Chair of Building 4.0 CRC, a Director of the Australia-Japan Foundation and was recently the CEO of Standards Australia and Vice President (Finance) of the International Standards Organisation (ISO).
With over 35 years’ experience in various engineering roles, our guest has held roles at Cochlear and GE Healthcare. She is an Honorary Fellow of University of Wollongong and Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
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