Industry to join NAWIC for Historic ABC Broadcast

23 August 2021

The National Association of Women in Construction is calling on industry associates to
join them at their inaugural forum which will be broadcast on ABC Radio’s Bright Ideas
Program this September.

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NAWIC Supports ETU in Call for Safe Female Amenities

19 August 2021

The Electrical Trades Union, (ETU), has released shocking photos of toilets on construction sites across the country that women have to use because they have no alternative.

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NAWIC Strategic Plan Release #25by2025

13 August 2021

The NAWIC National Board is proud to announce that its full Strategic Plan – ‘towards
achieving 25% minimum female participation across all of the construction industry by 2025’, has now been released. 

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Inquiry into procurement practices for government-funded infrastructure 

4 August 2021

NAWIC recently provided a response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities to their inquiry into procurement practices for government-funded infrastructure.

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16 July 2021

NAWIC this week has proudly added its voice to a group of 14 peak industry bodies who have written a joint letter calling for urgent action on productivity-enhancing policies and calling for an inquiry into procurement practices for government-funded infrastructure

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1 July 2021

NAWIC is now in its 25th year. Having been long-established in the market it enjoys strong brand recognition and widespread respect. However after community and stakeholder consultation, it was determined that a brand refresh was required in order to recognise our maturity as an organisation.

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Member Spotlight – Yasmine Gray

29 June 2021

Queensland Member Yasmine Gray has recently been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer at Queensland architectural and engineering firm, McVeigh.

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Laing O’Rourke Inspiring STEM+ Programme

17 June 2021

Gender diversity continues to be an ongoing challenge within the Construction industry and requires a long-term strategy to evoke significant change in balancing the gender gap. The latest Government data confirms there is currently 17% female representation across the Construction industry in Australia, which is only just above the lowest ranked industry of Mining with 16.7% female representation. This trend continues, with the Construction industry having the lowest-ranked representation of female managers across all industry sectors in Australia with just 12.1% representation.

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9 June 2021

Last week NAWIC proudly announced an exclusive discount with a difference for
our members. 15% off TradeMutt Workwear. TradeMutt is a social impact workwear
brand, by tradies, for tradies. The sale of TradeMutt workwear helps fund free and
unlimited professional mental health support for tradies, truckies and blue collar
workers through their own support service 

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3 June 2021

Construction continues to be the most male-dominated major industry in Australia, where the proportion of women working in the sector has risen encouragingly over the past 3 years (15% in 2021 compared to 12% in 2018),* though still displays a significant gap.

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NAWIC and Tradeswomen Australia Backs NSW Government
Fee-Free Training for Women

19 May 2021

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and Tradeswomen
Australia have congratulated the NSW Government on its launch of the 'Built for
Women' Fee-Free training program.

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Meet the All-female Team Behind the Million Dollar Strathnairn Charity House

17 May 2021

Cassandra Keller, Principal at CK Architecture, knows how hard the past year has been for 
Canberrans. A board member for Karinya House, a charity that provides shelter and support 
for mothers and babies, Cassandra has seen first-hand the impact of the COVID-19 
pandemic on our community. It’s one of the many reasons she didn’t hesitate to be part in
one of 2021’s most uplifting projects, The Strathnairn Charity House. 

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Budget 2021/2022 through the Lens of Women in Construction

12 May 2021

This time last year, after all the discussion about the recovery-led budget, many analysts and advocates for women were of the view that women and issues impacting women had well and truly been sidelined as the focus was squarely on the delivery of infrastructure and construction projects. For women working in construction and infrastructure, it was potentially a double edged sword - plenty of work to go around but with only 0.3% of the budget earmarked "for women", none of the usual barriers for women being able to fully participate in their chosen industry were being removed.

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In Conversation with NAWIC Bright Ideas Grant Winners Christie Savage and Tonielle Dempers.

21 April 2021

Christie Savage and Tonielle Dempers were the winners of our 2020 NAWIC Bright Ideas Grant which is designed to provide seed funding to help launch a new idea, programme or business venture related to the construction industry.

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Melanie Kurzydlo: Crystal Vision Award Winner

7 April 2021

As a Director, Strategy and Business Relations at Growthbuilt, one of Melanie
Kurzydlo’s proudest achievements has been winning the 2019 Crystal Vision NAWIC
Award for the advancements of Women. 

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In Conversation Blog: NAWIC Releases Findings of IWD Scholarship 2020 Winner

22 March 2021

The 2020 NAWIC International Women’s Day Scholarship winner, Sarah Lawlor released the findings of her research paper at the 2021 NAWIC NSW IWD Breakfast.

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NAWIC Announces 2021 International Women’s Day Scholarship Winner

11 March 2021

Each year the NAWIC IWD scholarship awards $20,000 to a woman focused on contributing towards the enhancement of women’s careers in the construction industry.

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NAWIC Releases Findings of IWD Scholarship 2020 Winner

11 March 2021

The 2020 NAWIC International Women’s Day Scholarship winner, Sarah Lawlor has released the findings of her research paper at the 2021 NAWIC NSW IWD Breakfast, held in Sydney this morning (March 11).

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Embedding the Concept of Industry Mentoring in Education

8 March 2021

A career in construction is interesting but demanding. Whether it is a career as an architect, a carpenter, an engineer, an electrician, a plumber or an urban planner, it involves the application of many skills -- physical, technical, communication, problem-solving, office and business skills.

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CSQ Report 2021 - Women ARE An Increasing Presence on Construction Sites

1 March 2021

Construction Skills Queensland's 2018 Women in Construction report revealed a pattern of severe female under-representation in the construction trades. The 2021 review however, suggests that the tide is finally turning.

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23 February  2021

As the newly appointed, first female Head of Department for Construction at Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), Karen Abel will draw on over 20 years of industry experience to provide leadership to an all-male teaching staff across construction trades.

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Call for Submissions - The NAWIC Journal 25th Anniversary Edition

16 February  2021

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is excited to announce we will be re-energising our 25th Anniversary celebrations this year after postponing activities during the tumultuous year that was 2020. As part of our 25th Anniversary year, we will be launching a special, commemorative edition of The NAWIC Journal.

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It’s NAWIC’s 25th Birthday!

9 February  2021

After a tumultuous 2020, NAWIC has decided to celebrate its 25th birthday in style in 2021. A series of special events have been planned (more on these later in the year), along with dedicating this years’ Annual NAWIC Journal to the milestone.

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The NAWIC 2020 International Women’s Day Scholarship is now OPEN!

25 January 2021

The 12th NAWIC International Women’s Day (IWD) Scholarship is now open, with the $20,000 prize to be awarded to any eligible female member to develop and/or carry out research to challenge or change current industry thinking.

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NAWIC Applauds Ipswich City Council Over Innovative Employment Scheme

18 January 2021

Ipswich City Council has recently won an exemption under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD) to enable it to target women to fill more of its truck driving positions and in turn, help reduce the gender gap. NAWIC both celebrates and congratulates the Council on this move, particularly as it is within a traditionally male-dominated industry – similar to construction. 

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Getting Girls into Construction – one Trade at a Time

21 December 2020

NAWIC, in conjunction with the Australian Training Company (ATC) and the ACT Government are proud to announce the launch of the Women in Construction Pathways Program – an initiative designed to provide industry experience for female students in years 10 and 11 who are interested in pursuing a career in construction.

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14 December 2020

Last week NAWIC was featured on – an award-winning education technology company transforming enterprise and career education to catalyse the next Gen of female leaders, entrepreneurs and STEM champions.

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Results are in for Construction Industry – Gender Pay Gap has Widened.

7 December 2020

The Key results from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) 2019-20 reporting data are in, with mixed results for the construction industry.

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NAWIC Announces Appointment of Three New Directors to the National Board

1 December 2020

Following last week’s AGM, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is pleased to welcome three new directors, Joanne Farrell (ACT), Hayley Gilmour (QLD) and Kylie Judd (WA) to the National Board.

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How the NAWIC International Women’s Day Scholarship is getting girls into construction

27 November 2020

Each year the NAWIC IWD scholarship awards $20,000 to a woman focused on contributing towards the enhancement of women’s careers in the construction industry.


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NAWIC Announces 2020 International Women's Day Scholarship Winner

6 April 2020

NAWIC is delighted to announce the 2020 International Women’s Day (IWD) Scholarship was recently awarded to Sarah Lawlor, Registered Senior Architect at fjmt studio.


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Promoting Construction Industry Careers to Female High School Students Through Virtual Reality -2019 NAWIC IWD Research Paper Release

4 March 2020

NAWIC has released a research paper from the 2019 IWD Scholarship recipient, Dr Fiona Lamari, Dr Lamari's paper presents an innovative approach to engaging with female high school students through a Virtual construction Site (VCS)Tour.


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Women, Want to earn over 150k per year?  Female Construction Workers are the solution to the skill shortage

26 March 2019

Ladies, did you know there are loads of high-paying job opportunities in one of Australia’s largest industries? With an average salary of $109,325

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Hands Up for Gender Equality

22 February 2019

This study was designed to shed further light upon the attitudes, experiences, activities and decisions of Australian boys and girls in their early high school years.

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2019 NAWIC National Crystal Vision Award Winner Announced

31 Oct 2019

Cris Munoz, a Construction Manager in the Queensland Multiplex business, has won the 2019 NAWIC National Crystal Vision Award.


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2019 NAWIC Queensland Awards for Excellence honour ‘game changing’ women and organisations in the construction industry

17 Oct 2019

Over 500 people joined together to honour the outstanding women and organisations who are shaping the future of the Queensland construction industry.


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2019 NAWIC Awards for Excellence Media Release

5 Sep 2019


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Australian Gender Equality Council

25 September 2018

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NAWIC announces appointment of new Board Chair and Vice Chair

7 May 2019

NAWIC is pleased to wlecome Kristine Scheul to the position of National Chair and Alison Price to the position of Vice Chair.

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NAWIC announces appointment of new National Board Members

Friday 14 December 2018

NAWIC is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Rebecca Dickson, Fiona Doherty and Alison Price.

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Demolishing gender structures | Construction Report

18 October 2018

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20 August 2018

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NAWIC (ACT) Lessons from the leaders

Tuesday 29 August

While women are still under-represented in property and construction, Canberra women are making great inroads into the industry....

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NAWIC (ACT) launches 2017 CEO Shadow Program

Thursday 29 June 2017

On Thursday 29 June, the National Association of Women in Construction (ACT) launched its ‘CEO Shadow Program’ representing a unique opportunity for aspiring female leaders to learn...

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