Seqwater has shone a light on the women who help keep the water flowing across South East Queensland as the world celebrates International Women’s Day.
In a video released by Seqwater to coincide with the event, the bulk water authority has showed some of the female faces in different roles across the organisation.
The video features Seqwater employees who are visible to the public like Field Rangers and Water Educators as well as those who work behind the scenes such as Planning Engineers and Supply Operators.
Seqwater Acting Chief Executive Officer Dan Spiller said of the 720 people employed full-time at Seqwater, about 30 per cent were female, with 25 per cent of leadership roles filled by women.
“Seqwater prides itself on providing a safe, inclusive workplace that supports diversity and opportunity,” Mr Spiller said.
“We encourage women to consider a career in the water industry and provide opportunities for women to realise their potential and develop as leaders in our industry."
To mark International Women’s Day, Seqwater also organised a series of morning tea events for its employees during the week, with inspiring guest speakers such as CQG Consulting Company Director Patrice Brown and EIKONIC Managing Director Ingrid Rodriguez.
Seqwater Manager of Corporate and Community Relations Sophie Walker said at Seqwater - and the water sector generally - the opportunities for women to develop their careers and take on leadership roles were increasing.
"International Women's Day reminds us all to keep moving towards gender equity at Seqwater and across the industry so all employees reach their full potential," Ms Walker said.
"Our workplace is reflective of the communities we serve."
Held annually on March 8, International Women’s Day recognises the achievements and resilience of women all over the world.