How We Started

Power of Engineering's origins lie in a one-off collaboration in 2012 between our  founding members (Felicity Briody and Jillian Kenny), Engineers Australia, Queensland University of Technology and AECOM to deliver a highly successful event for school students that aimed to create awareness about the array of opportunities available through engineering careers. 

The first event included 133 female students from 13 schools across Brisbane, four workshops at the Queensland University of Technology, three industry guest speakers (including Australian Young Engineer of the Year) and five site tours.

 Co-founders Jillian Kenny and Felicity Furey (Briody)

Co-founders Jillian Kenny and Felicity Furey (Briody)