It is another record year of 190 entries, resulting in 53 finalists for the annual NAWIC Excellence Awards, sponsored by Naylor Love. This reflects the outstanding contribution being made by women across the industry.
The awards, which will be held at The Amokura Gallery, Te Papa, Wellington, on 1 July 2022, celebrate the achievements of women in construction along with honouring organisations who are actively working to redress the industry’s gender imbalance.
NAWIC Past president and Awards Convenor Stacey Mendonça says, “During a trying and demanding time for the construction industry, this awards programme has become a positive way to shine a light and acknowledge stellar women within the workplace. We are constantly facing challenges and asking more from the people in the industry, so we wish to thank all nominees for making the time to prepare their submissions for the 2022 NAWIC Awards. The judges commented on the high calibre and wide range of roles women are undertaking as well as balancing many other activities. They were inspired and impressed by the 190 nominees. This has meant an extremely difficult task for the judges and moderators to select the Finalists. All Finalists and nominees should be proud to be part of this year's awards. We are all excited to meet the Finalists at the NAWIC Excellence Awards Event in Wellington on 1 July.”
A huge thank you to our major event sponsor Naylor Love, and all our minor event sponsors, this event is possible because of your support.
The awards has ten categories which cover a wide range of roles across the industry.
Congratulations to the finalists in each category:
Helen Tippett Award Finalists
Tradeswoman of the Year Finalists
Outstanding leader of the Year Finalists - Site:
Monique De Leijer
Outstanding leader of the Year Finalists - Office:
Rising Star Finalists - Office:
Rising Star Finalists – Site based:
Excellence in Construction Administration office-based Finalists
Excellence in Construction Administration site-based Finalists
Sarah van Asperen
Outstanding Achievement in Design Finalists
Student or Apprentice Excellence Award Finalists
A huge congratulations to you all, we look forward to celebrating on 1 July with you.
At the beginning of November, Megan Blance, Plant Supervisor at Allied Concrete in Blenheim, became the first woman to take home the Concrete Industry Apprentice of the Year Award at Concrete NZ’s annual conference.