Women in BIM (WIB) has gained two new sponsors in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, Aurecon and GHD.

Global engineering, design and advisory company, Aurecon, was named Australasia’s Most Innovative Company and Most Innovative Professional Services Company 2020 by the Australian Financial Review, and is proud to partner with WIB as an exclusive Gold Sponsor for APAC.

Aurecon’s innovation excellence is driven by  an inclusive, high-performing culture where everyone can be their full authentic selves within a vibrant community. Aurecon is committed to maintaining a culture based on respect and deploys initiatives and policies across the organisation to foster talent from all walks of life to ensure a fair working environment where opportunities are available to everyone.

WIB Global Chair and Aurecon Principal, Digital Operations, Rebecca De Cicco said: “Aurecon is a global innovation leader that is heavily invested In diversity and equality and this partnership will support the growth of WIB and our members throughout 2021 and beyond.”

Global professional services company, GHD, is also to partner with WIB in the APAC region as a Silver Sponsor. GHD is an employee-owned company that leads through engineering, construction and architectural expertise. GHD’s forward-looking and innovative approaches connect and sustain communities around the world. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, GHD is focused on building lasting relationships with its partners and clients. 

GHD has always maintained a rich and diverse culture, united by its core values of safety, teamwork, respect and integrity. GHD lives by these values to strengthen its relationships with clients and the communities in which it operates.  Most recently, GHD was highly commended in Engineers Australia‘s Most Outstanding Company for Gender Diversity award. Presented by EA’s National Committee for Women in Engineering, the award recognises companies striving for engineering excellence in encouraging gender diversity.

Rebecca added: “WIB shares so many of GHD’s values which makes this partnership a perfect fit for our Members. As a network we are a team of female professionals, together we are strong and strive for unity across our industry in securing a better future for all.”“WIB is the only free Membership organisation dedicated to supporting, educating and connecting talented women in BIM related roles in the AEC industry worldwide. Our 1000+ Members look to WIB to find professional development, networking and leadership opportunities. Having the support of both Aurecon and GHD is a great honour and will bring added value to our Members.”