About Women Building Australia
The Women Building Australia program aims to attract and support women to succeed in the building and construction industry.
women currently making up only 14.5% of the industry's total workforce and only 2.7% of building trades
Delivered by Master Builders Australia, the program does this through the following key initiatives.
Attendance at career expos to highlight the career pathways and opportunities within the building and construction industry to female school leavers, career advisors and parents encouraging more young women to enter the industry.
National Mentoring Program
The Women Building Australia National Mentoring Program provides women with up to 5 years of experience in the building and construction industry with access to support, encouragement and advice from experienced individuals within the industry through a mentoring relationship. Mentoring is an excellent way to help women early in their careers to succeed in the building and construction industry.
A dedicated web portal highlighting key information and resources being provided by the Women Building Australia program.
Business Resilience and Coaching Program
The Business Resilience and Coaching program provides courses and information sessions to women operators of small and medium enterprises in the building and construction industry teaching business fundamentals and how to safely grow and prosper within the industry. Business coaching offers experienced mentors providing tactical support for female business operators helping them to navigate key issues confronting their business.
Female led Business Register
A register of businesses in the building and construction industry led by females to assist the public, particularly vulnerable women who would prefer using female builders and tradies.
Harassment and Discrimination Support Line
Women Building Australia provides a dedicated harassment and discrimination support line for women in the building and construction industry. The support line provides practical (non-legal) advice on issues of discrimination and harassment and recommends avenues that are available to women if they wish to escalate a matter
Why does Master Builders Australia run the Women Building Australia program?
Building and construction is the nation's second largest industry. It builds prosperity in every city, town and region employing more than a million people. But with women currently making up only 14.5% of the industry's total workforce and only 2.7% of building trades, the industry is missing out on the skills and talents of half the population.
Attracting the best workers regardless of their gender means our industry will benefit and evolve with new skills, ideas and innovations, the business success of building businesses will be boosted and more women can take advantage of the fantastic career and job opportunities that our industry has on offer. Women Building Australia is about making this happen by promoting the opportunities for women and employers and providing the information and support that they need.