Doing things better for women in construction

Women in construction

Doing things better for women in construction

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We continue to see the positive effects that the Women in Construction events held in March this year are having.

The Safety Charter Commitments have now been amended to be more inclusive and reflect greater diversity in the construction industry.

New scholarships for women working in construction were announced by SiteSafe and have been awarded for the first time. Two of the inaugural recipients are from Canterbury – Victoria Esson, Land Information New Zealand, a Charter signatory, and Sai Poulter-Johnson, from G N Brewer Ltd. The third recipient is also from a Charter signatory but based in Auckland – Reem Barakat, Aurecon.

The event organisers were approached by Sarah Maghzal who was interested in working in health and safety in the construction industry. Connections were made, and Sarah is now half-way through a fixed term contract role as a site-based Project Health & Safety Co-ordinator with Leighs Construction.

Kristina Wischnowsky, Charter Board member, and Libi Carr, Charter Project Officer, will present at a workshop organised by Stantec on Thursday 9 November, where the theme is “Gender Diversity for Professional Services”. Please see the Events Calendar for more information.


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