I’m Meg, and welcome to my blog.

When you first arrive to my little corner of the web, I wanted to have a welcome message for you. A message about me, about my vision for this blog, and why I decided to completely step outside that figurative sphere called the comfort zone to launch Her Bold Universe.

I’m a civil engineer finding my place in the corporate world. I grew up in West Gippsland, Victoria, and I’m currently living and working in the midst of Sydney.

I studied a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University, and graduated in 2014. Since then, I’ve been working for a professional services consulting firm, working as a civil engineer on large infrastructure projects.

When I’m not at work, I divide my time between trying not to watch too much Netflix, exercising, reading, and trying out new cafes (can we call eating brunch a hobby?).

I’ve always been the kind of person that once I’ve set my mind to something, I just go for it. Are girls told they aren’t good at maths? I don’t know; I like maths, so I do maths. I moved from my country town to be closer to Melbourne for my uni degree. I started working as an intern while studying in a global firm in Melbourne. Six months after graduating, an internal opportunity came to move to Sydney, which I took with not much hesitation. After all, the career opportunity was too good to pass up.

Two years and many conversations later, I’ve decided to share my experiences and help motivate and inspire other career-driven women. I want to encourage others to become more confident and ambitious, and to create their own bold universe. Together, we can all keep cracking through that glass ceiling.

I’m also passionate about balance in all aspects of life, and so while the original vision for this blog was to document my experiences in my career, I decided to ignore the “find a niche” advice and broaden it to career and lifestyle. I mean, what’s the point of a great career if you’re miserable?

If there’s anything you take away from this, take the following words:

Be bold. Be ambitious.

Be you.

– Meg