WiEBE Strategy and Plan 2009" by Hannelie Nel, Vice Dean
Diversity produces organisational strength, leads to higher productivity and is strongly linked to innovation. It is an essential element to success in any organisation, especially in a country as diverse as South Africa. In order to create innovative South African solutions to the challenges posed by Africa, we need a diverse corps of technicians, engineers and leaders. The Women in Engineering and the Built Environment (WiEBE) Project is committed to make engineering accessible to women with diverse backgrounds, beliefs and ethnic origins by developing programmes and services which can improve the climate for women in engineering and the built environment through the involvement of students, alumni, the Faculty, industry, and the community.
We are committed to prepare young women for a successful career in one of the many disciplines of engineering and the built environment through a variety of recruitment, retention and development programmes. Consistent with this theme the WiEBE strategy is:
To engage with industry to market the Faculty as a source of graduate female engineers
- To attract more female students to the Faculty to pursue engineering or the built environment as a career
- To provide a support network for students, professional and academic female engineers and built environment professionals