A summit to promote diversity in senior leadership


To sustain growth, the construction, infrastructure and engineering sector leaders are beginning to embrace diversity and unlock the benefits of an innovative, future-focused workforce


Despite the sector being ripe with opportunity, diversity is not reflected in the representation of women in senior leadership roles. To ensure the continued success of the sector, women must take charge of their careers and empower others towards an inclusive future.

The 2nd Women in Infrastructure, Construction and Engineering Leadership Summit brings together accomplished women and men who share the vision of mutual success.

Following the success of Liquid Learning’s original Women in Infrastructure, Construction and Engineering Leadership Summit in September last year, its successor is aiming to be bigger and better.

Insightful case studies, interactive panels and expert commentaries will empower professionals to create possibilities out of challenges. In creating a platform for collaboration, this summit will empower aspiring leaders to ensure a successful future for the sector.

The summit will feature case studies from accomplished and influential leaders in their fields, guiding delegates through stories of their own leadership journeys, with a focus on developing the key skills needed to become a successful leader.

Dr Troy Coyle, Chief Executive Officer of Heavy Engineering Research Association, will share the ways she has built resilience to lead and empower through difficult situations and periods.

Anna Bridgman, Group Manager, Water, Lower North Island at Stantec, will offer essential insight on how you can establish yourself as a confident leader while staying true to your own values and identity.

Panel discussions will provide delegates with the opportunity to engage with a suite of experts on topics facing modern leadership.

A highlight is a ‘Champions of Change’ panel featuring Sarah Lang of Infrastructure New Zealand, facilitating a panel of male leaders including Terry Buchan, Auckland Regional Manager of Hawkins and Ian Macleod, Head of Engineering at Babcock, about how they are empowering and sharing their knowledge, particularly women in their teams.

There will also be a panel featuring female leaders from Mott McDonald, Placemakers, Aurecon, Jacobs and Transpower speaking on effective delegation.

This is a perfect time to speak up and focus on key questions and challenges that delegates are facing within their own career.

The event will also contain a pre- and post-summit workshop, hands-on skills based trainings which will strengthen attendees to lead effectively.

The pre-summit workshop is facilitated by Sunet Klopper, a high performance coach of Coaching Defined.

Her workshop will cover skills to identify strengths and minimize weaknesses, empowering aspiring leaders to focus on their unique leadership qualities and additionally identifying strengths within their own teams.

The event will conclude with a post-summit workshop, facilitated by Dr Melanie Miller, Senior HR Consultant, who has previously worked with Fulton Hogan and Broadspectrum.

Dr Miller will cover channeling assertiveness through effective communication, enabling attendees to explore and develop strategies to be a confident, firm communicator.

Take advantage of generous discounts and register team members early to ensure your place at this outstanding leadership and networking event with experienced and aspiring female leaders!


  • Build strong support networks
  • Take charge of your career
  • Exceed your potential
  • Be empowered by like-minded professionals

Featured Speakers Including:

  • Tania Williams, General Manager, Engineering Leadership, Engineering New Zealand
  • Kathryn Musgrave, Technical Director, GHD
  • Anna Bridgman, Group Manager, Water, Lower North Island, Stantec
  • Fraser Wyllie, Managing Director NZ & Pacific, McConnell Dowell
  • Sarah Lang, Project Manager, Infrastructure New Zealand


Download Brochure: http://liquidlearning.com/documents/WICE0918Z/WICE0918Z_A1.pdf

Tel: + 64 9 927 1500 Email: [email protected]

Booking Code: WICE0918Z – A A1