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40 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | February/March 2014 February/March 2014 | LIGHTING MAGAZINE 41 FOOTNOTES: 1. http://www.womenaustralia.info/leaders/sti/pdfs/17_ MatthewsonSteadBurns.pdf 2. http://www.ceda.com.au/media/310731/cedawiljune%20 2013final.pdf 3. http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/hsc-trends- hark-back-to-gender-stereotypes-of-50s-20131219-2znf1. html 4. http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/sites/default/files/ shado/Representation/Information_Papers/women_in_ engineering_2012.pdf 5. https://www.wgea.gov.au/sites/default/files/The-Glass- Hammer-(2012)-Women-in-Technology%20White%20 Paper%20Final.pdf 6. http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4102.0 Main+Features40March%202009 7. http://www.wgea.gov.au/sites/default/files/Key_Stats_ relating_to_Workforce_Paritcipation.pdf 8. http://www.archiparlour.org/women-leadership- democracy/ 9. http://www.wgea.gov.au/sites/default/files/ WorkingAndFathers-Report-FINAL%5B1%5D.pdf “I think we have to start seeing lighting as less about technical services and more about being part of the knowledge economy, of innovation. And I think once we get to that space, we can start to capitalise on different people’s strengths.” AdvanQuez AvL LED Lamps Elegance in Down & Track Lightings • No piercing glow of ceramic metal halides • No unshapely CFL tubes • Just a smooth single diffused glow • Deeply recessed in a brilliant reflector • Powered by Philips LED modules & drivers • 50,000 hours LED alternative to ceramic metal halides: Elegant Track Lighting with single diffused glow, smoothened edges of light beam cones and high CRI of 90 DLMM Series AvL Tracklights NSW T: 02 9748 0655 F: 02 9748 0258 VIC T: 03 9886 7800 F: 03 9886 7799 QLD T: 07 3879 2133 F: 07 3879 2188 NZ T: 09 298 4346 F: 09 353 1317 Email email@example.com Website www.tenrod.com.au 1/24 Vore Street, Silverwater, NSW 2128 21 Aristoc Road, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150 Powered by: DLM-i “I don’t know if it would have been the case in the past. When I started as a consultant, I was the only female in my particular group of 20ish people, so I suppose there are more around in the engineering industry these days.” Seeing these sorts of successes replicated across the lighting sector will take time, but change is on the horizon. Women are continuing to enter the sector in healthy numbers, while across Australia, men are expressing a desire to take on more childrearing responsibilities9, potentially creating new opportunities for professional females when it comes to balancing work and family. And the lighting sector itself is not immune to the march of time; as Australia’s population continues to age, and large sections of the workforce edge closer to retirement, a wealth of new opportunities are starting to emerge for the next generation of professionals who are waiting in the wings. For Davis, it’s a question of looking to the future, rather than the past: “I think part of it is that the characteristics that we see as strengths right now tend to be traditionally masculine, and if that’s what we’re asking of people, of course we’re not going to get as much engagement from women. “I think we have to start seeing lighting as less about technical services and more about being part of the knowledge economy, of innovation. And I think once we get to that space, we can start to capitalise on different people’s strengths.” Conservatory at Crown, Melbourne. Lighting by Sara McClintock and team at PointofView. Photography by Brent Winstone.
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