Each year, NAWIC awards a research scholarship for women working in the construction industry. The International Women’s Day Scholarship provides funding for a research paper to be used as a positive instrument for change in the sector.
The scholarship is valued at up to $10,000 and is funded from the proceeds of an auction item donated by Corporate Culture.
In previous years, the scholarship was open only to women in the NSW construction industry. From 2014, Corporate Culture will support a national scholarship for a three year period.
“We are delighted to be expanding our partnership with Corporate Culture, which will help us to build a more diverse and dynamic construction workforce,” says NAWIC’s Chief Executive Officer, Sheryle Moon.
“NAWIC is committed to removing the barriers to women’s participation in the construction industry. Just 12 per cent of those employed in Australia’s construction industry are women, and the International Women’s Day Scholarship enables us to identify opportunities to improve gender diversity in our sector.”
“Corporate Culture has been proud to support NAWIC’s International Women’s Day Scholarship for a number of years, and is pleased to extend our support from a NSW to a National focus in 2014,” says Richard Munao, Corporate Culture’s founder and director.
“We have an enduring commitment to the local construction industry, which is reflected in our support of organisations such as NAWIC,” Mr Munao adds.
More information on the 2013 NAWIC International Women’s Day Scholarship program is available online: http://www.nawic.com.au/index.cfm?MenuID=32