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.
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.
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.
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.
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
1 July 2021
NAWIC is now in its 25th year.
Having been long-established in the market it enjoys strong brand recognition and widespread
However after community and stakeholder consultation, it was determined that a brand refresh
was required in order to recognise our maturity as an organisation.
29 June 2021
Queensland Member Yasmine Gray has recently been appointed to the role of
Chief Executive Officer at Queensland architectural and engineering firm,
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.
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 tiacs.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14 December 2020
Last week NAWIC was featured on Girledworld.com – an award-winning education technology company transforming enterprise and career education to catalyse the next Gen of female leaders, entrepreneurs and STEM champions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
NAWIC is pleased to wlecome Kristine Scheul to the position of National Chair and Alison Price to the position of Vice Chair.
NAWIC is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Rebecca Dickson, Fiona Doherty and Alison Price.
While women are still under-represented in property and construction, Canberra women are making great inroads into the industry....
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...