Episode 8: Being a woman in the construction industry w/ Sujitha Kumari

Women in construction in Australia

Working as a civil engineer in Brisbane, Sujitha Kumari is representing migrant women in the male-dominated construction industry here in Australia. December 18 is International Migrants Day and this week’s episode is dedicated to this day!  Sujitha is originally from India who moved to Singapore and then finally migrated to Australia. She talked about her migration story, the state of the construction industry in Australia and how she was able to penetrate the industry without any local experience.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Sujitha’s migration story
  • Skills assessment process through Engineers Australia
  • Importance and benefit of Engineer’s Australia membership
  • Getting a job offer outside of Australia
  • Current state of the construction industry in Australia
  • Making the most out of her career break and building connections
  • Jobhunting with no local experience
  • Being a woman in the construction industry
  • Working in Australia vs working in Singapore and India

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  1. Amazing journey Sujitha! You are a trailblazer navigating your path effectively. Many congratulations. This podcast series is really awesome that sheds light on the inspiring mamas who made it!

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