Women in the Construction Industry are Building Great Careers

To coincide with International Women’s Day, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) held their annual NAWIC Crystal Vision Awards for Western Australia (WA) in Sydney on March 8. NAWIC’s aim is to promote networking, and provide opportunities for women working in the male dominated construction industry. NAWIC Crystal Vision Awards were created to recognise outstanding achievements by women in positions within construction and associated fields.

Awards include:-

  • Outstanding Achievement In Design.
  • Contribution to Sustainability.
  • Outstanding Achievement In Construction.
  • Crystal Vision Award.
  • Apprentice or Student of the Year Award

This year’s winner of the Apprentice or Student of the Year Award was Doric employee Kristy Dyson, from Doubleview, for her start-up work on BHP Billiton’s Jimblebar Project.

Ms Dyson was honoured to have received the award.

“The construction industry is a challenging one to get into as a student and being a female, you can sometimes feel in the minority, but it’s great to know that my perseverance has been recognised”, she said.

Hayley McBride, president of NAWIC WA said that the calibre of nominees in this year’s awards was exceptional.

“Our winners are shining examples to women thinking about a career in the construction sector and those already working within it,” she said.

“These women demonstrate that the construction industry is a great career choice for women because it provides potential for career advancement and the opportunity for talented workers to reach great heights within the industry.”

All workers within the construction industry who are required to either work on a construction site or enter a construction site, are required by law to hold a valid White Card – Work Safely in the Construction Industry.

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