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Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

23 June 2023

GFG Alliance is celebrating International Women in Engineering Day across all its sites around the world.

International Women in Engineering Day, on Friday June 23, is a platform to recognise and celebrate the contributions of women in engineering. 

This day holds a special significance for the future, as it paves the way for a more inclusive and innovative workplace. 

We are celebrating by sharing the stories of our incredible women in engineering from around the world, who challenge stereotypes and inspire future generations to take up a career in engineering.

For Australia we are proud to share the thoughts of Larisa White, who is a Metallurgical Engineer with LIBERTY Primary Steel in Whyalla, with this special one-on-one interview.

Larisa White: Metallurgical Engineer – LIBERTY Primary Steel Whyalla

ON THE JOB: Larissa White at the Whyalla steelworks.
  • What attracted you to a career in Engineering?
  • I was working as a secretary which was repetitive and rather boring. There were many engineers in the team I was working with, and their work seemed so much more interesting and fulfilling – they had new challenges every day and had the opportunity to work on really exciting things. So, I took the plunge and changed careers.
  • What do you love about your job?
  • I’m really passionate about making steel – every day there is a new challenge.
  • One surprising fact about your job.
  • I can’t think of anything but I’m sure there are lots of things people might find surprising, I’ve been doing it for 16 years now so it’s all normal to me lol.
  • What do you like doing outside of work?
  • I have two small children, so I am pretty busy with them when I’m not at work! I’m also a member of the local Rotary club and I enjoy volunteering in my spare time.
  • What advise will you give students and women who are thinking of a career in Engineering?
  • I encourage any woman thinking of a career in engineering to go for it. There needs to be more of us to break the mould. You CAN do it!

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