"My advice for women would be to not be afraid to claim that expert status, to apply for awards, to put your hand up for promotions, even when you think you haven't got the whole 100%. Put yourself out there."

We hope you enjoy listening to the career journey of Sarah Lang.

With a Masters in Geography, Sarah started her career with Manukau City Council before moving on to a leadership role with the not-for-profit Committee for Auckland. She then spent nearly 10 years with Infrastructure New Zealand as their Director Strategic Partnerships. One of her key achievements while there was the launch of The Women’s Infrastructure Network NZ in 2016, which now has 7 chapters across the country and over 2100 members. Alongside that she has also run her own consultancy advising organisations on areas such as economic recovery and community development. Sarah recently started a new role as Director of Government Advisory and Strategic Relationships at infrastructure consultancy Beca.

Sarah has been widely recognised for her work including being the Winner of the 2018 Woman of Influence Award for Diversity, USA Government International Visiting Leadership Program Scholar in 2019 and a Nominee for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year in 2019.

You can listen for free to Sarah sharing her career journey here on The Female Career website, or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you like to listen to your podcasts.