Victoria’s female construction workforce was celebrated last week, at the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Victoria and Tasmania Awards of Excellence. Held at the Grand Hyatt, the awards recognised outstanding achievements, contributions or advancements by Women in Construction in 2012.
The NAWIC Excellence Awards are celebrated annually to recognise the significant contributions of women in the construction sector.
Spirits were high as acclaimed Melbourne comedienne Felicity Ward played host to the 550 strong crowd; who were also captivated by famed ‘Unusualist,’ mime artist and shadow puppeteer, Raymond Crowe.
NAWIC Victoria and Tasmania Chapter President, Laurice Temple said “Tonight is about us as individuals, as an organisation and as an industry collectively recognising the exceptional efforts of individuals who have been nominated for the various awards.”
“NAWIC’s strength and the benefit we provide as an organisation is encapsulated within in this room; within all of you,” said Ms Temple.
The NAWIC Awards for Excellence also provided the opportunity for Members to welcome new CEO Sheryle Moon. Previously honoured as Australian Businesswoman of the Year, Ms Moon’s career has spanned industry sectors including Recruitment, Management Consulting, ICT and Not for Profit Associations. Ms Moon is acknowledged as a transformational executive who can move organisations and the people within them from one operational state to an enhanced position; and NAWIC Members are delighted to have her at the helm.
The ten award categories honoured women for their outstanding contributions to the industry across different areas including Design, Environmental Sustainability, Leadership, Business, and as a Student and Apprentice or Trainee.
Winners of the 2012 NAWIC Awards of Excellence are:
Lend Lease Crystal Vision Award for Advancing the Interests of Women in the Construction Industry
John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Businesswoman
Company: Vic Restoration Building Services
Aquenta Consulting Award to an Emerging Leader
Company: John Holland Group
MBAV Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Apprentice / Trainee
Company: Stowe Australia
Educational Institution: RMIT
Baulderstone Award for Contribution to Environmental Sustainability
Company: John Holland Group
Project: South Morang Rail Extension
Abigroup Award for Outstanding Achievement in Construction
Company: Jaydo Construction
Project: Sandgate Avenue Flood Alleviation Project - Stage 2
Thiess Award for Outstanding Achievement in Delivery & Development
Company: John Holland
Project: Terminal 2 Expansion (T2E) - Project Gates 3 & 4
Hickory Group Awards to a Young Achiever
Company: Brookfield Multiplex
RMIT Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student
Educational Institution: Monash University
NAWIC congratulates all the nominees and winners for the 2012 Awards of Excellence.
NAWIC is a non-profit volunteer organisation that offers career advice, forums for exchanging ideas, mentoring, skills development, industry education opportunities such as scholarship and networking for women in construction.