Ms Moon has twenty years of ‘C-level’ experience with organisations spanning the private sector, including ASX-listed and Fortune 500 companies, and the not-for-profit sector.
“Sheryle is highly respected as a leader in the information technology and recruitment industries, and has been particularly passionate about advancing career opportunities for women in both sectors. This, combined with her experience leading a number of industry associations, made her a natural fit for the role,” says NAWIC National President, Sandra Steele.
“I am very excited to be leading NAWIC’s work to promote the range of dynamic and challenging careers available for women in the construction industry, and to drive NAWIC’s ambitious agenda to increase support for women currently working in the industry,” Ms Moon says.
“While the construction industry is Australia’s sixth largest employer, the participation of women in the sector remains low. Just 12 per cent of those employed in the industry are women.
“We know that a diverse workforce is a more effective one, and one of the best ways to boost productivity, attract talented employees and reduce skills shortages is to increase the participation of women in the sector. NAWIC has a unique position of influence within the construction industry and we will be working hard to strengthen this position,” Ms Moon adds.
“Sheryle’s expertise and experience has been recognised with her inclusion on multiple boards advising the Australian Government on attraction and retention strategies, particularly for young people and women. We look forward to capitalising on this experience to help NAWIC advance the careers and participation of women in Australia’s construction industry,” Ms Steele concludes.
Former Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year Sheryle Moon has twenty years of ‘C-level’ experience in a variety of organisations, from private sector ASX-listed and Fortune 500 companies, through to not-for-profit organisations, including the Australian Information Industry Association and Australian Institute of Project Management. Ms Moon was formerly Vice President of Computer Sciences Corporation and managing partner with Andersen Consulting. She was also the Global Program Owner for Fortune 500 company, Manpower.
In 2000, Ms Moon was inducted into the Business Women’s Hall of Fame. She sits on a number of private sector and Australian Government advisory boards. She has a Bachelor of Economics and a number of postgraduate qualifications, including a Masters of Management in Technology. She was inducted into the ANU Hall of Fame for her contribution to Australian business prosperity and the ICT industry. She is an Adjunct Professor attached to the Governance Institute at the University of Canberra, a member of the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science Industry Advisory Board and a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council. She is also the author of two books.
Established in 1995, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to raise the profile of women in the construction industry. NAWIC hosts networking events and education seminars, runs an annual awards program, funds scholarships, and works with both government and industry to advance opportunities for women in Australia’s construction industry. See: www.nawic.com.au