Women are making their mark on New Zealand’s construction sector with 39 finalists in the fourth annual Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards reflecting the outstanding contribution being made by women across the industry.
The awards, which will be held at the Auckland Town Hall on Friday 17 August, celebrate the achievements of women in construction along with honouring organisations which are actively working to redress the industry’s gender imbalance.
NAWIC president Jenny Parker describes the finalists as exceptionally talented role models who are showcasing the huge range of career opportunities for women in construction.
“With 60 entries this year it was very difficult to select the finalists from among so many exceptional women. I am delighted and encouraged to see the growing impact women are having on New Zealand’s construction industry.
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