Esperance Staff Share STEM Stories

Esperance Staff Share STEM Stories

  • Esperance
  • Community
  • Published: 18 March 2020

Staff from the Port of Esperance recently participated in the Esperance Techtrails event, organised by Women in Technology WA.

Techtrails forums are designed to inspire and encourage female students interested in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, maths and ICT, by hearing from women who have established careers in those fields. A number of women working in Esperance came to share their stories, including four women who have established careers with Southern Ports. 

Lydia van der Walt spoke about her role as a Shipping Officer, where she assists the Harbour Master and Pilots with scheduling vessels, liaising with Shipping Agents and tracking vessels via satellite to allocate berths or anchorage positions. 

Stores and Inventory Manager Corrine Waight talked about the various roles she has held over her 17 year career with Southern Ports and the importance of her current role in a traditionally male-dominated industry. 

Catherine Field shared stories from her career in the environmental, marine and agricultural industries, and focused on the diversity of her role as an Environmental Advisor for Southern Ports and the various environmental and site studies she has been involved in. 

HR Business Partner Uli Sinnott gave a summary of the Southern Ports workforce, and the various career opportunities available within the STEM fields. 

The presentations were very well received, and Southern Ports hopes all the students took something away to help them get started on their own 'tech trail'. 

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