CELEBRATING 10 YEARS WITH NAWIC

We are proud to celebrate a decade supporting the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and its annual International Women’s Day Scholarship which is awarded at the NAWIC Awards for Excellence in August - September each year. Here we share more from this year's event, where we auctioned off a Lune Sofa by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen to fundraise for the 2018 Scholarship. 


The Awards for Excellence, hosted by NAWIC’s NSW Chapter, celebrate the contributions made by women at all career levels and in all sectors of the construction industry. An industry-leading diversity strategy, an influential business leader, exceptional teams and talented tradespeople are among the winners of this 2017 NAWIC Awards for Excellence. The 2017 awards attracted 61 entries across 11 categories.

 

More than 925 guests gathered at The Star in Sydney on Thursday 24 August for the 21st anniversary event. The Sydney Street Choir, which aims to inspire and empower those who have experienced hardship or disadvantage, performed during the ceremony. Lee Lin Chin was the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.

 

Each year, NAWIC auctions off a Cult classic at the Awards, with the proceeds funding a research project that challenges existing thinking and outlines practical recommendations to enhance the Australian property and construction industry. To date, we have together raised almost $100,000. At this year's event, we donated a designer sofa from Danish brand, Republic of Fritz Hansen, which was auctioned off during the night for $16,500. The proceeds of the auction will support the International Women’s Day Scholarship in 2018.

 

“Each year, the awards celebrate practical and positive changes occurring across the industry, and the number of award submissions grows as our female talent pool does. More and more company leaders in our industry now see gender equity as a driver of productivity, innovation and enhanced financial performance. The rewards are great – as the individuals and companies acknowledged can confirm.” - Sarah Hogan, NAWIC NSW Chapter President. 

 

A panel of industry experts selected winners based on strict award criteria. Congratulations to all of the winners including: 

 

Lendlease Crystal Vision Award for Advancing the Interests of Women in the Construction Industry

Winner: Esti Cogger, JLL Project Director

 

HASSELL Award for Business Woman of the Year

Winner: Juliette Economo of Downer Grou

 

PROBUILD Tradesperson Scholarship

Winner: Tamara Currey, John Holland Group

 

Procore Scholarship for Future Leader Award

Winner: Ali Blanch, CPB Contractors

 

CPB Contractors Award for Innovation in Design

Winner: Teenie Lee, Mirvac Design

 

CBRE University Scholarship

Winner: Alayna Topolovec, UTS, Bachelor of Construction Project Management

 

Roberts Pizzarotti for Contribution to a Project’s Development

Winner: Vicki Rushton, Hansen Yuncken, for Macquarie Rapid Build Prison

 

Acoustic Logic Award for Contribution to Sustainability

Winner: Jo-Anne Gamble, Lendlease

 

MPA Award for Achievement in Construction, Refurbishment and Fit Out

Winner: Amanda Hackett, Shape Group

 

John Holland Award for Team Innovation

Winner: International House Sydney project team, Lendlease


Hosted by the National Association of Women in Construction NSW Chapter, the 2017 awards attracted 61 entries across 11 categories.

More than 925 guests gathered at The Star in Sydney on Thursday 24 August for the 21st anniversary event.

Lee Lin Chin was the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.

According to NAWIC’s NSW Chapter President, Sarah Hogan (right), the awards celebrate both rising female stars and recognised leaders from across the property and construction industry, as well as the companies supporting and guiding female talent.

Each year, NAWIC auctions off a Cult classic at the Awards, with the proceeds funding a research project that challenges existing thinking and outlines practical recommendations to enhance the Australian property and construction industry. Pictured is Richard Munao, founder and managing director of Cult, kicking off the auction. 

This year, we donated a designer Lune Sofa from Danish brand, Republic of Fritz Hansen, which was auctioned off during the night. The proceeds of the auction will support the International Women’s Day Scholarship in 2018.

To date, we have together raised almost $100,000. At this year's event, we donated a designer sofa which was auctioned off during the night for $16,500. 

A panel of industry experts selected winners based on strict award criteria.

Jo-Anne Gamble, Lendlease - Winner of the Acoustic Logic Award for Contribution to Sustainability

Richard Munao, Founder & Managing Director of Cult, with Phil Brenton of Artedomus. 

The dance floor coming alive following dinner and the awards ceremony. 

Guests were treated to an energetic live performance.  

ABOUT NAWIC 

Established in 1995, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) champions and empowers women in the construction and related industries to reach their full potential. NAWIC’s vision is an equitable industry within which women fully participate, and it values are: Courage, Inclusion, Resilience, Integrity, Safety & Wellbeing. See: www.nawic.com.au