On Thursday 22 June 2023 An ICE Technical Webinar was held which raised the topic “Woman in Engineering”. Women’s perceptions in the engineering field have shifted dramatically. Once considered male-dominated, more and more women are now actively participating in it. They are honored for their technical expertise and significant contributions to engineering projects. This favorable impression has arisen as a result of an increasing number of women effectively overcoming hurdles and establishing their values. More individuals are realizing the importance of gender equality in fostering an inclusive and innovative work environment. This more favorable attitude encourages women to continue to play major positions in the engineering sector, resulting in a more varied and prosperous future.

Yureana Wijayanti graduated from the Civil Engineering Department of Universitas Gadjah Mada and finished her master’s degree in Sanitary Engineering at IHE Delft, the Netherlands the following year in 2000. After that, she started to work as a water resource engineer. Her work was as an engineering consultant for water-related and environmental projects such as drainage systems, wastewater treatment, water treatment, water resources, coastal environment, and solid waste management. Most projects were in West Nusa Tenggara Province. While working as an engineer, she joined as a part-time lecturer at the Environmental Engineering Department, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta. In 2013, she graduated doctorate degree from Yamanashi University, Japan, and started her career as an academic and researcher. She is now a lecturer at Civil Engineering Department Binus University Jakarta and a visiting research fellow at Murdoch University Western Australia.

She is involved in interdisciplinary study projects where she had to administer research collaboration with other universities, governmental institutions, and/or industries, and supervise research projects from planning to completion. An interesting topic spectrum in civil engineering areas was explored within these projects such as infrastructures, sustainable water supply, and renewable energy (wave and solar). A most recent collaboration project is on geopolymer concrete using coal fly ash. It is a research collaboration with the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Binus University, and Murdoch University.