The Women of AIRAH unite!
AIRAH has established a new group, the Women
of AIRAH, to help promote diversity, representation and inclusion
within the ranks of HVAC&R.
Established in late 2016 and recently ratified by the board,
the Women of AIRAH (WOA) group will work to develop AIRAH’s strategy
for supporting women and increasing their participation in both AIRAH
and the HVAC&R industry at large.
“It is of great importance that the women within our
industry are both acknowledged and supported,” says AIRAH CEO Tony
“AIRAH understands that women are underrepresented in
HVAC&R, and we believe that the creation of the Women of AIRAH group
is an important step forward if this is to change. Women of AIRAH will
not only provide women in the industry with a forum to voice issues of
concern, but will also work to make HVAC&R an attractive prospect
for those looking to take the next step in their career.”
The Women of AIRAH group will work with local AIRAH
divisions to run events, networking sessions, mentoring, support and
AIRAH has now finalised the group’s state committee
representatives, and is delighted to announce Ura Sarfejoo, M.AIRAH, as
the inaugural WOA Chair.
“The Women of AIRAH group is about improving diversity and
the representation of women in the industry,” says Sarfejoo. “It’s
important for women to feel included. For the sake of the profession,
engineering needs more women to get involved, so this AIRAH initiative
is incredibly exciting.”
The Women of AIRAH state committee representatives are:
Nithiya Mohan, Affil.AIRAH – WOA Secretary (ACT division);
Ura Sarfejoo, M.AIRAH – WOA Chair, Mikaila Ganado, M.AIRAH – WOA Vice
Chair (NSW division); Jessica Holz, M.AIRAH (Queensland division); Jenny
Smith, Affil.AIRAH, (Northern Territory chapter); Susan Tohu,
Stud.AIRAH, (South Australia division); Victoria Totten, AM.AIRAH,
Camilla O’Leary, Affil.AIRAH, Cara Ryan, Affil.AIRAH (Victoria
division); Peta Blight, M.AIRAH, Ying Han, Affil.AIRAH, (Western
Thank you to our sponsors: Delta Controls, GJ Walker, and Grosvenor Engineering Group.
More information about the Women of AIRAH initiative, including sponsorship opportunities, is available at www.airah.org.au/WOA or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org