Name: Miree Le Roy
Company: IPM Global
What do you enjoy the most, working in the field of construction & development?
Construction is such a complex and demanding market and as a Software Developer, we find it very rewarding to work in collaboration with our customers to make their lives easier. R&D is second nature to software development and it is exciting to see the R&D that emerges out of construction and engineering.
Where do you see your life in the next 5 years, what possibilities are ahead of you?
One of the most interesting aspects to emerge from the COVID crisis is that it has become very apparent that the world wasn’t ready to cope with this emergency. The same is true of the next big emergency – climate change. Professionally, I will be seeking out like-minded companies to work with, so together we can reshape the world we live in. The industries that prosper in the future are those that embrace new technologies to take us through the next few decades. In addition to seeking out these businesses to work with, I plan to work on my other passion, which is action on climate change. I see climate change as a threat to Australia’s interests and the safety and integrity of Australian communities. The construction industry has a huge part to play in this and it is an enormous opportunity for forward-thinking businesses to emerge from this downturn with innovative solutions that are low-carbon and more energy efficient. I believe the wellbeing and prosperity of Australians can only be ensured by vigorous and co-ordinated adaptation to changing climate and the declining value of high-carbon industries. We will be working hard to continue to adapt our products to ensure they are best of breed and future proofed. I also believe that there is no economy without a community and it is so important to get that formula right – the way I see it is that we are in the fight of our lives and we must meld both our careers and our personal lives towards a common goal that we believe in.
If you could write a letter to a 13-year-old ‘you’ what would you say?
The one thing you can say about life is that it is constantly changing and that it is important to keep flexible and remember that for each knock back there will be a new path forward. Take notice of the world around you and don’t just accept things for what they are. Women have had to fight for what they want and whilst in some areas, there have been improvements, we still have a long way to go – don’t be afraid to fight for what’s right. Believe in your abilities, but be prepared to consider constructive criticism.
What are 3 skills you have had to develop to get to where you are presently?
- Listening deeply
- Keeping an open mind
- Being proactive