News & Updates

News and Updates
June 23 - 2020

International Women in Engineering Day 2020

Today is International Women in Engineering Day, an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the exciting career opportunities available to women in this industry. The theme of INWED 2020 is #ShapeTheWorld and is an opportunity to highlight the important contributions that women make in their communities through their engineering work.

In celebration, some of LEA’s engineers and planners have offered some insight on what it means to be a woman in engineering and advice for young girls looking to start a career in engineering.

INWED_ALee.jpgAmy Lee
Manager, Standards and Compliance
“Accept, adapt, and advance engineering through contribution. Be you and add your colour to the engineering world!”

INWED_ACrichton.jpgAmelia Crichton
Transportation Planner
“My advice to young women in engineering would be to never back down. We live in a world that is pretty male dominated - especially in the STEM world. However, we also live in a world that is full of highly intelligent and bright women. Don’t be afraid to set yourself up for success.”
INWED_ZGeorgis.jpgZara Georgis
Transportation Planner
"Always remember that your passion, talents, and perspective are valuable and your possibilities of success and accomplishment are boundless – face the world with courage!”

INWED_JLee.jpgJocelyn Lee
Transportation Analyst 
“It can be intimidating when you are starting your career and you don’t feel like you fit the mould of what an engineer should look like. However, it is important to find a support network and have confidence in your abilities. Don’t be afraid to take your seat at the table, because you got yourself there.”