NAWIC on the hunt for NSW’s top women in construction
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is once again on the hunt for NSW’s top female talent, dynamic teams and industry-shaping projects.
Nominations for the 2017 NAWIC Awards for Excellence opened on Friday 2 June 2017. The awards, now in their 16th year, celebrate the contributions made by women at all career levels and in all sectors of Australia’s construction industry, says NAWIC’s NSW chapter president, Sarah Hogan.
“Last year we received more than 70 nominations across 11 categories – a record number – and were inspired by the exceptional talent, ground-breaking research and innovative ideas found throughout our industry,” Hogan says.
Last year’s winners included human resources specialist Laura Durkan, who took home the WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Business Woman of the Year Award for changing the workplace culture at Richard Crookes.
The winner of the coveted Lendlease Crystal Vision Award was Hilti Australia for establishing a dedicated diversity and inclusion team that is advancing careers of women in the construction industry.
In 2017, awards will be presented in 11 categories, including:
- Lendlease Crystal Vision Award
- HASSELL Business Woman of the Year Award
- PROBUILD Tradesperson Scholarship
- CBRE University Scholarship
- NAWIC Scholarship for Future Leader
- Master Builder Association NSW / Clinton Recruitment Project Manager Award
- Roberts Pizzarotti Award for Contribution to a Project’s Development
- John Holland Award for Team Innovation
- CPB Contractors Award for Innovation in Design
- Acoustic Logic Award for Contribution to Sustainability
- MPA Award for Achievement in Construction, Refurbishment and Fit Out
“NAWIC is determined to make a positive change in our industry – and the Awards for Excellence are doing just that,” Hogan says.
“Each year NAWIC’s awards encourage more women to pursue leadership roles, to showcase their talents and to demonstrate their thirst for career growth, education and excellence.
“These awards are an important vehicle for growing a more diverse and ultimately stronger construction industry,” Hogan concludes.
A gala awards evening will be held at the Star Events Centre in Sydney on Thursday 24 August.
Nominations for the 2017 NAWIC Awards for Excellence close on Friday 14 July. The awards also run for the remaining Australian states and territories, and for more information and nomination forms, visit the NAWIC website.
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