Lauren Sandon has spent ten years as an Environmental Consultant and Advisor, working in the Contaminated Sites industry. She recently moved away from consulting and into an Environment & Sustainability Manager role in the WA Infrastructure division of Downer Group. She has extensive experience in the field working for oil and gas, mining, local council, government, defence and infrastructure companies. Projects sites have been remote and local around Perth and Melbourne and Lauren often found herself to be one of few women in a team. She seeks opportunities to mentor junior staff and is a role model for other aspiring female Environmental Scientists. She is passionate about promoting change within male dominated workplaces and challenging gender biases and discrimination against women in her field.