ACT Chapter

The ACT Chapter is proud to boast that it is kicking goals in promoting and championing women in the construction industry. The ACT Chapter is recognised by government and industry as a key contributor and change agent on diversity and inclusion for the industry. Our voice is continuing to grow and our traction is gaining momentum in the local region's construction industry.

NAWIC ACT is aligned with key advocates who share the NAWIC mission and values, this achievement affords our members guaranteed support and opportunity and gives them a voice on key issues.

Meet Our Sponsors

As 2020 continues, we are all well and truly due for recognition of the exception resilience and positivity shown across our industry. We keep hearing amazing stories of innovation and comradery during this time and we acknowledge that due to the circumstances, we haven’t been able to engage with our valued Sponsors anywhere near as much as we would like to.

We reached out to our Sponsors and asked for stories and insights to showcase their commitment to diversity and standout women in their organisations and their achievements. Click here to read their stories.




The NAWIC ACT Committee are excited to announce the publication of our 2020 Awards E-Book!

After the year that was 2020, we still feel incredibly grateful that our annual Crystal Vision Awards for Excellence were able to go ahead and celebrate the amazing achievements of women, men and organisations within the construction industry, at our biggest awards yet with over 55 nominations.

Thank you to our valued sponsors, members and all those throughout the industry that support us, helping to make events like these possible.

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ACT Presidents Message:

 What a jam packed year to date! With highs and lows, and a whole lot of "what the...?".

The mid-point of 2020 is the perfect time to stop and reflect on the amazing people within our industry, and throw a party to celebrate their achievements! The collective NAWIC ACT committee are proud and excited to launch the 2020/2021 Crystal Vision Awards for Excellence. In a year, in which the word "unprecedented" is becoming the new norm, the launch of the Awards for Excellence is a time to loudly shout "Hello world! We are still here and we are going to hit goals, no matter what is in our way."

The ACT chapter have been busy while in isolation, bringing our members a host of online events and courses. We have made a wrap on our first dedicated six-month mentoring program, invited you to free mindful meditation and yoga sessions in May, and continued with our Success Series, site tours and professional development courses via video conferencing. Amongst this backdrop, our members have taken a critical role in stepping up to keep the industry and economy moving.

We are therefore thrilled to release this years' Awards for Excellence Categories, a recognition of the efforts that have been made over the last 12-months. This year we have included changes to the criteria for the Emerging Leader and Leadership in Construction nominations to capture the importance of women at all stages of Construction leadership. We hope to champion women, men and companies to continue to drive diversity in the construction industry, and to encourage those who are leading this change to enter into this year's NAWIC Awards for Excellence.

In times that challenge us, we grow, we learn and we succeed; and with you, we celebrate!

NAWIC ACT Partnership with the Australian Training Company:

  • NAWIC ACT Chapter has recently partnered with the Australian Training Company (ATC) and Skills Canberra to deliver a unique pilot project aimed at increasing the uptake of females commencing Australian School Based Apprenticeship (ASBA) wanting to commence a career within the building and construction industry.  ATC and NAWIC were successful in securing secured grant funding via Skills Canberra's "Futures Skills for Future Jobs" grants program and has employed a part time resource to assist with delivering the project outcomes over the next 18 months.

NAWIC ACT 2020 Success Series 

  • Success Series 1 : Constructing your Career During COVID-19 - Elinor Moshe  
  • Success Series 2 : Girls Opinions on Construction and Trade Careers (Research Paper) - Dr Phillippa Carnemolla
  • Success Series 3 : Q&A With Alison Mirams, CEO Roberts Pizzarotti