Dear Women in Engineering 

Thank you for being part of the 7th Annual Women in Engineering Convention which attracted over 150 delegates.

This conference always highlights the contribution made by women within the engineering sector and the changes they make on a daily basis to in progressing women. This platform affords delegates the opportunity to learn from other women experiencing the same challenges, thereby assisting them with building stronger networks for women within the industry.

Top 3 Speakers As Rated By You Were:

  • Esther Schmidt, Operations Manager: Traffic Engineering Services: JOHANNESBURG ROADS AGENCY
  • Pfumelani Mbulayeni, Head of Quality & SHE: DENEL AVIATION
  • Mbali Mogalanyane, Manager: Mining Credit: STANDARD BANK

Some of the key outcomes after the conference:

  • Support is imperative for you to grow in your career
  • Finishing what you started and registering with ECSA is important
  • Never take home conflict from the office, you need to find a balance and differentiate between the two
  • Understanding your responsibility as an engineer to give feedback to your organisation on what can be changed
  • Importance of knowing the stats of women in the engineering field so as to change them
  • Fighting the urge to quit and involving yourself in women empowerment initiatives to keep motivated
  • It starts with you and believe in yourself know your capabilities
  • Key leadership characteristics is courage- say no when you need to say no, and yes its necessary
  • Interacting with people you don’t know opens new doors, do not underestimate the power of networking
  • Understanding that leadership and arrogance never work well together
  • Don’t imitate your male counterparts, do it like a girl
  • Determining your strengths and capitalising on them
  • Making a difference in other people’s lives by contributing in a positive way to them
  • When you choose a mentor it must be a conscious decision to achieve something
  • Looking at the importance of getting to the end goal and empowering the next person
  • Having strong management skills is important regardless of your current job title
The conference was rated as:
77% Excellent, 23% Good with no averages!

A special thank you goes to our exhibitor CSIR as well as our gift sponsors: Futurelife, Distell, Fairlady magazines, Essay magazine and Park Avenue Stationers.

Congratulations to Moleen Mzambe, HOD: Electrical & Mechanical from LTE Consulting as well as Khosi Nxumalo, Mechanical Engineer from Denel who both won free seats to attend the 2017 Women in Engineering Convention.

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ITC will host 6 women leadership conference which include Leadership Development for:

Women in Mining 22, 23 & 24 February 2017

Women in Law Enforcement 24, 25 & 26 May 2017                                                         

Leadership Development for Women Namibia 12 & 13 July 2017

Leadership Development for Women in Government & SOE’s South Africa 26, 27 & 28 July 2017

Women in Politics 25 & 26 October 2017

Women in Engineering 15, 16, 17 November 2017

For more information on upcoming women conferences email