Felicity Furey Co-Founder, Power of Engineering & Machinam
Felicity co-founded Power of Engineering in 2012 after realizing the lack of diversity in engineering. Since then, the organization has inspired over 3,200 year 9 and 10 high school students across Australia about diverse, creative and innovative engineering careers. Felicity has been named by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac Bank in the 100 Women of Influence, received the Queensland young leader award from the National Association of Women in Construction and was selected as a Young Social Pioneer with the Foundation for Young Australians. Felicity is a Founding Director of Machinam which is creating alternatives to traditional textbooks with a vision to increase diversity and innovation in STEM. Machinam uses the latest in app technology and a real world approach to framing problems to help students to connect what they are learning in class to their real life and future career pathways. Felicity has a background in Civil Engineering and works as a Senior Project Manager with Arup in their Sydney office. Felicity is passionate about engineers creating an innovative and inclusive world.