Hard Work Knows No Gender
Women in Construction Gender Diversity Awareness Campaign
Construction continues to be one of the most male-dominated industries in Australia, with only 12% representation of women across the sector and only 2% in trade roles.
This campaign aims to raise awareness among site workers and employers about the benefits of employing more women into construction trade and non-traditional roles such as plumbing, electrics, carpentry, engineering, and project management.
Increasing the numbers of women working in construction will help to address the nationwide shortage of skilled labour and support delivery of important state infrastructure, including hospitals, schools, roads, as well as commercial and residential projects.
Our campaign slogan is Hard Work Knows No Gender because construction is about people working together to get the job done.
Hard Work Knows No Gender campaign materials
A range of print ready and digital campaign materials have been developed to support the Women in Construction Gender Diversity Awareness Campaign.
These materials are designed to be displayed on construction sites and shared across digital channels and networks, including websites and social media platforms.
Show your support by downloading, printing and displaying the posters and stickers onsite, and encourage site managers to lead the toolbox talk.
The social media tiles are designed to be posted on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram. When posting on LinkedIn, be sure to add #hardworkknowsnogender and #womeninconstruction to your posts.
If you would like posters with trims for professional printing, please contact email@example.com
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Alice works as a Graduate Site Engineer at the Randwick Campus Redevelopment. She started her career in the construction industry by studying Civil Engineering and Commerce at the University of New South Wales. We asked Alice questions about her pathway into the construction industry and experiences working on site.
Jessica works as a Project Engineer at the Randwick Campus Redevelopment. She started her career in the construction industry by studying Civil Engineering with Honours at the University of Wollongong. We asked Jessica questions about her pathway into the construction industry and experiences working on site.