Annual Winter Gala Event

Start time: 6:00pm AEST. Women in Engineering – are engineers first and all else secondary?
Annual Winter Gala Event


Women in Engineering Sydney and Young Engineers Australia Sydney are collaborating for the annual Winter Gala event in line with the week of International Women in Engineering Day.

The IWD theme for 2022 was #breakthebias and beyond that for this nights’ event, we are reiterating the many incredible women in engineering with amazing careers who are of course known as valued engineers first; with gender, society lifestyles, parenting status and other attributes, secondary.

We invite an eminent keynote speaker to the event to discuss her incredible career and share insights into what it takes to be a successful and valued engineer and be recognised in a changing more evolved society.

Ticket includes beverage package and a three-course dinner.


Raquel Rubalcaba
Executive Director, Network Systems Delivery and
 Rail Delivery – Transport for NSW


Raquel’s engineering career spans more than 30 years in the UK and Australia. This includes a decade of owning and managing her own consultancy and construction company and the delivery of complex infrastructure projects.

As Executive Director for Network Systems Delivery at Transport for NSW, Raquel provides strategic advice to Executives and Ministers on plans and initiatives that influence the state’s position and investment decisions that drive long-term benefits for NSW, including Automatic Train Protection and the Digital Signalling Program.

In her previous role as Operations Manager – Rail for CPB Contractors, Raquel provided leadership, governance and strategic direction to the business and managed a portfolio of approximately $5bn which included major projects such as Northwest Rapid Transit, Canberra Light Rail, Parramatta Light Rail and Sydney Metro Linewide.

Raquel is passionate about gender diversity in the construction industry. Previously chaired the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), Women in Rail Committee which launched the Women in Rail mentoring program and won the 2014 NAWIC Crystal Vision Award for advancing the interests of women in the construction industry.


*Guests and group bookings can be added on a second registration page.

Dresscode: Dress to impress


Please contact Natalia Kontsevaya for further questions [email protected] 


Event Date Time
24 / 06 / 2022 06:00 pm–10:00 pm
Registration Closes
23 / 06 / 2022 11:45 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Ballroom 1, 199 George St, The Rocks
New South Wales
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    Engineers Australia Member Services
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