Felicity Furey

Engineer, social entrepreneur, leader in diversity

Profile

An inspirational leader and in-demand speaker, Felicity’s engineering mindset is primed to help leaders and teams reignite performance, reframe challenges as opportunities and redefine what’s possible in the future of business and leadership.

From BOSS Magazine’s Young Executive of The Year to being one of Westpac AFR’s 100 Women of Influence and the Director of four multi-million dollar businesses, Felicity has made a career out of making the ‘impossible’ possible.

In the world of engineering Felicity skyrocketed to the top to lead some of Australia’s most innovative mega infrastructure projects for the likes of Arup, fortune 500 company AECOM and Brisbane City Council, where she delivered a $45 million dollar transport infrastructure project portfolio at just 23 years-of-age.

Current Work

One of just twelve women in her graduating class of 120, Felicity remains committed to fueling diversity across all industries by equipping current and emerging leaders from all backgrounds with the skills and tools to make an impact. Felicity’s two businesses, Power of Engineering Inc. and Machinam and exclusive partnerships with Qantas, Boeing, Toyota, Telstra, Origin and Energy Australia power her mission to help more people ignite their potential and spark meaningful change.

This year alone, Felicity has taken to the stage to share her inspiring stories and insights with over 120,000 current and future leaders across Australia, Asia and the United States. She’s secured over $1.5 million in funding for her own businesses, including $1 million in scarce angel investment funding, and mentored high-profile leaders in Business, Finance, Engineering and Tech.

Felicity’s ‘Power of Possible’ platform has helped launched books, built team blue sky ideas.

In 2020, Felicity will become the first civilian woman to pilot a military-style jet solo – a feat she will capture as part of her new documentary series, airing soon.

Felicity regularly features in major press outlets including the Australian Financial Review, ABC News, Sky News, the Australian newspaper.

Previous Experience
Awards and Acolades:

• Superstar of STEM 2019 – 2020, Science and Technology Australia
• Innovative Engineer of 2018, Engineers Australia
• Young Executive of the Year 2016, Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine
• Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence Winner 2014, QUT
• Young Achiever Award 2013, National Association of Women in Construction
• Finalist Outstanding Alumni Awards 2013, QUT
• Young Social Pioneer 2013, Foundation for Young Australians
• 100 Women of Influence 2012, Australian Financial Review and Westpac

Expertise

Talking Points
The Future of STEM
Debugging Diversity
Millennial Leaders - a New Kind of Leadership
The Future of Work is Now: Thriving in a Changing World
Engineer Your Future with an Engineering Mindset
Take YOU Seriously
‘Flick The Switch’ on Failure

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