Engineering Change by ‘creating a vision and getting people and getting people on board'

By Catherine Fox

Sometimes influence is hard to measure but Felicity ­Briody can almost see it happening in front of her eyes when she talks to school students about a career in engineering.

A water resource en­gineer, Briody was a Young Leader winner in the inaugural 100 Women of Influence awards in 2012 for her work setting up the not-for-profit education group, Power of Engineering, when she was 25 years old.

Launching with events in just a handful of Queensland schools, and with support from Queensland University of Technology and the state government, the Power of ­Engineering was co-founded with colleague Jill Kenny.

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