Inspirational ideas shared at women in construction panel event

NAWIC took part in the women in construction panel event which was held during the Auckland Build Expo on 2nd November at ASB Showgrounds in Auckland.

Issues such as the challenges women are facing and how these can be overcome along with how to get more women into senior roles within the construction sector were discussed. Audience members posed a range of questions for the panellists which focused on issues such as: discrimination in the work place, pay equity, being heard during meetings, facilities on-site, and appropriate jobs for newly graduated apprentices.

Over 175 people attended the panel discussion event, with Expo organisers describing it as, “the highlight of the day”.

The NAWIC stand at the Expo proved popular with over 400 people, including students, apprentices, women in construction, media and business owners visiting to learn more about what NAWIC does, how to join and also how to support women in the construction sector.

NAWIC hopes that the women in construction panel event will become an annual fixture at the Auckland Build Expo.

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