We know that greater diversity leads to greater innovation and outcomes and we’re focused on supporting and growing that diversity across our organisation, for the benefit of all.
This includes supporting new people in our industry and – importantly – showing that there are attractive career pathways for people who aspire to work in those industries.
Meet Junieta Sequeira, a graduate electrical engineer who recently joined AGL to pursue her passion for problem solving and innovation.
Junieta is among a number of graduates completing rotational programs across AGL’s sites. For Junieta, her decision to study engineering at university was an easy one; however, it wasn’t without some important considerations – namely choosing a career that is significantly under-represented by women.
According to Engineers Australia, women represent around 11.2% of engineering professionals in Australia, and enrolments to engineering in university have been falling for some years now – with only 16.8% of engineering students in 2017 being women.
In recognition of the recent, International Women in Engineering Day, and AGL’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and our value of being Better together, Junieta shared her story, and why she believes it’s important that we continue to celebrate the achievements of female engineers – especially within the energy industry.
I grew up in Goa, a state located on the southwestern coast of the Indian peninsula. My father is an electrical proprietor and my mother is an industries inspector, and I have learnt a lot from them over the years. They have motivated and guided me from a very young age, and they have always encouraged me to do something that would make me happy.