29/10/18

NAWIC Victoria Awards For Excellence

Civilex attended the NAWIC (The National Association of Women in Construction) Victorian Chapter 2018 Awards for Excellence at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park. The night showcased the achievements and industry advancements of women, men and organisations in the construction industry before a crowd of attendees that reached 650.

Here’s cheers to all the women working in construction and sticking at it! The Civilex team kicking up their heels and attending their first NAWIC awards night.

Australian Broadcaster and emcee for the night Libbi Gorr took to the stage introducing NAWIC Vic President Samantha Woodward who welcomed attendees from the construction industry and shared how 2018 has been a record-breaking year for NAWIC with 450 attending the Women’s High Tea with Susan Alberti AC, the sponsorship of the CEO Shadow Program – a day in the life of a senior leader, and a 30% increase in award nominations. As an awards judge, Samantha was impressed with the high calibre, content and work ethic evident in the awards nominations this year.

The Honourable Kelly O’Dwyer, Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations and the Minister for Women, sent a personal message to NAWIC Vic President Samantha Woodward which was read out on the night. In it Minister O’Dwyer communicated about how important it is that women belong in the construction industry, thus making it easier for women to join and succeed in the industry. And as construction industry trailblazers we are the women who will provide an easier path for others to follow.

It was a night not only for awards and recognition but also one of celebration and fun with lots of laughs, some dancing, and plenty of networking. The Civilex employees who attended and kicked up their heels at the awards night included (L-R from photo above):

• Lisa Cole, Marketing and Communications Manager
• Rob Dando, Contract Administrator
• Jacquelyn Melvin, Senior Payroll Officer
• Debbie Pillay, Accounts payable Team Leader
• Liz McNabb, People and Plant Coordinator
• Jen Robertson, Construction Manager
• Ibrahim Demiri, Project Engineer
• Holly Sanders, Project Engineer
• Barbara Cortese, Team Leader
• Lorraine Reilly, Human Resources Coordinator.

As always, it was lovely catching up with our friend and Victoria’s First Chief Engineer Dr Collette Burke for a chat and photo opportunity with some of Civilex’s own construction trailblazers – Jen Robertson, Holly Sanders and Barbara Cortese (below).

NAWIC is a not-for-profit organisation seeking to promote and improve the construction industry through the advancement of women. A number of events are held throughout the year to assist women in the industry through personal and business networking, industry awareness, enhancement of skills and knowledge base and encouragement to pursue and establish careers in construction.

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