The Civil Contractors Federation in Tasmania is working hard to make sure women are represented in our industry and that it’s an industry women and girls can see themselves working in.
In May 2022 the CCF held a workshop to establish a subcommittee of its Board focused on attracting, retaining and providing leadership pathways for women in the civil construction industry.
VEC’s Jo Gregg was elected chair of the new committee, which is made up of women from around the state who work in project management, traffic management, asset management, communication and administrative roles.
“It doesn’t make good business sense to ignore half the population when we have such a tough labour market," said Jo. "If we're not working to attract women, we are missing a lot of potential."
Jo said women bring diversity into a business, which is proven to create success.
“Whether it’s ways of working, or workplace conditions, improvements have benefits for the entire workforce.
“Women make a valuable and valued contribution to Tasmania's civil construction industry in professional and trades roles, and across all phases of their career from starting out as a trainee or apprentice through to winding down and sharing their lived experiences. I'm excited to be part of a committee working to expand that contribution."