Supporting Women in Construction

2 Nov 2023

Master Builders NT – Women in Construction & Co Forum held on October 30, 2023. This event brought together and celebrated the achievements, potential opportunities, and diversity of women in the NT construction industry.

The event was flawlessly organised, with a fantastic lineup of speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. The topics covered were not only relevant but also addressed critical issues facing women in the construction sector.

A standout feature of the forum was the diverse range of speakers and panellists. It was refreshing to see women from various backgrounds, experiences, and roles within the construction industry come together to share their knowledge and experiences. These women were Business owners, Engineers, Project Managers, and so much more, and their stories were both inspiring and motivating.

The keynote presentations were exceptional, with Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia offering valuable insights into economic statistics, NT’s investment opportunities and support for women nationally and at a local level within the construction industry. Danita supported women holding leadership roles within a male dominated industry and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the construction field. The interactive panel discussions facilitated open and honest conversations.

The networking opportunities were equally impressive and provided the chance to connect with women who shared similar experiences and challenges, and it was heartening to see such a strong sense of community and support among the attendees.

The event was not just about professional development; it was also about fostering connections and building relationships.

Some key take aways from the event included:

  • Resilience in business
  • Innovation and forward thinking
  • Building capacity within your company and the industry especially with the recent resourcing shortages
  • Ensuring your super is sorted for future retirement
  • Creating thriving communities
  • Employment Law/ HR / IR – ensuring your business is up-to-date with legislative changes and meeting its obligations
  • Defence readiness

Thank you to all the guest speakers, panellists, workshop mentors and local sponsors who contributed to such an empowering and supportive forum for women within the NT Construction Industry.