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Women in Construction Panel

15 Mar 2019
Women in Construction Summit

What made you chose a career in the construction industry? Was it your first choice or did you land there “by accident”? Would you recommend a career in construction to the younger female generation?

What is your view on the rate of promotions of men vs women in the construction industry? Have you observed any improvement in this area over the past few years and what do you think can be done to remedy this inequality further?

What are companies doing today to challenge the existing ‘gender norms’ and inciting a cultural change? For example, challenging the idea that flexible working arrangements are for mothers, rather than fathers or rather than anyone who feel like they would benefit from flexible working arrangements. This question could probably incorporate the challenges of pregnancy and motherhood in the industry….? Thoughts?

The stigma in construction that there’s only opportunity to work within the private industry and not much is known about women in construction within the public sector

Belinda Pollack, NSW Development Manager - Legrand
Dominique Gill, Managing Director - Urban Fitouts
Emma Foster, Design & Construct Manager | General Manager - SHAPE Aus | WIDAC
Nina Kilpinen, Founder & Managing Director - Seed Engineering
Soraya Mahomed, Civil Engineer - Mosman Council

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