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Image of Sahar in front of render of the new NGV. Text reads a place for people.

June 23 marks International Women in Engineering Day – a day to celebrate the outstanding achievements of women engineers and to encourage more girls and women to pursue careers in engineering.

With people at the core of everything we do, we are proud of the female engineers at Development Victoria and took this opportunity to chat with our very own, Sahar.

A Document Controller on the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation, Sahar has a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.

Sahar was originally attracted to a career in engineering for the chance to tackle complex problems and devise creative solutions.

I enjoy critical thinking and creativity, and I knew a career in engineering would offer the opportunity to apply these skills to improve processes, systems, and organisations to ensure they operate effectively and efficiently.

We asked Sahar what this year’s theme means to her;

This year’s International Women in Engineering Day theme, Enhanced by Engineering, means recognising and celebrating how engineering enriches our lives, and how the unique contributions of women in engineering helps to make the world a better place.

We know women are still underrepresented in this industry, and it can be a challenging environment to work in, so when asked what advice she would give to women considering a career in engineering, Sahar said;

A career in engineering can be so rewarding, so believe in your abilities and pursue your passions relentlessly. Don’t stop because you have the potential to make significant contributions to each field you’re involved in.

Development Victoria is the lead delivery agency for the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation, which will deliver The Fox: NGV Contemporary – a new gallery dedicated to contemporary art and design, significant upgrades to Arts Centre Melbourne’s Theatres Building, and a new 18,000 square metre urban garden.

Find out more about the project.

Updated on 23 June 2024