Each year we have the opportunity to network with other female collegues within the print and design industries at a function sponsored by Heidelberg and supported by Printing Industries Australia. Each year the calibre of guest speaker is fantastic – and this year was no exception as we listened to the inspirational story of Marita Cheng.
What is Women in Print?
Women in Print, as just as the name suggests – is a collaboration of women in the print media industry. The group acts as a support team, offering opportunities to network while benefiting women from all walks of life, in and around the industry.
Effecting real-world change through engineering!
When you think of engineers the stereotypical maths/physics geek immediately comes to mind. But Marita Cheng definitely does not fit this mould! Sure she’s a brainiac – but she also has a heart and soul, and her passion to make the world a better place has driven her to achievements far beyond her years. Find out more about Marita via her website.
Robogals… one woman’s quest to get more females involved in Engineering
Noticing the low number of girls in her engineering classes at the University of Melbourne, Marita rounded up her fellow engineering peers and they went to schools to teach girls robotics, as a way to encourage girls into engineering.
While on academic exchange at Imperial College London, Marita expanded the group to London. Then, through innovation and sheer will, Marita expanded Robogals throughout Australia, UK, USA and Japan. In just 5 years, Robogals has grown to 18 chapters in four countries and has taught robotics to over 16,000 girls. Robogals now runs robotics workshops, career talks and various other community activities to introduce young women to engineering.
I am strong. I am invincible. I am WOMAN.
- Always have goals no matter what age or stage your career is at
- Make goals real by making them achievable
- Inspiration is everywhere and within everyone
- Girls can do anything!
Thanks also to Roberta from Konica Minolta for the generous invitation to attend WIP.
The event was sponsored by