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In 2016, WIDAC was born from the desire of two women seeking a networking platform that was welcoming, comfortable and genuine. It's been our commitment, since day one, to welcome, connect and empower women. You can help us do it, and elevate your brand at the same time.
Our National Sponsors
WIDAC National Gold Partner – SHAPE – is Australia’s leading commercial fitout and refurbishment specialist, bringing spaces to life for over 30 years! SHAPE has a dedicated focus on gender equality supported by a compelling employment proposition with the objectives of increasing the percentage of women employees, female retention rates and fostering the advancement of women into management roles. A dedicated partner since WIDAC’s inception, WIDAC would not be what it is today without SHAPE.
Having understood Althea and Erin’s vision for WIDAC from the very beginning, SHAPE have invested in the ongoing development of the business from day dot, meaning targeted, educational and topical networking events and workshops have been delivered for the duration of their involvement. With Althea and Erin also working in design and construction roles within SHAPE, the flexibility afforded to them by SHAPE has supported ongoing attention to the finer details of the business, and an ability to respond to the market.
WIDAC National Silver Partner – CGC – are Australian owned and operated specialist recruiters in the construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors. CGC’s commitment to positive personal, professional and commercial outcomes has seen their reputation as ‘go-to’ recruiters rapidly continue to grow within the market.
As WIDAC supporters from the very beginning, CGC’s understanding of the complexities of the design, construction and related industries, and well as their ability to identify trends and gaps within the market, has been invaluable, and has seen them provide expert advice and feedback to the WIDAC community through events and workshops. In addition, specific job opportunities available through CGC have been widely promoted at WIDAC events and workshops across the country. With the support of CGC, WIDAC delivered the ‘WIDAC Mentoring Program’ in 2018 , which pairs mentees with mentors across the country, and has seen strong professional relationships built – many of which are still going strong today.
WIDAC National Silver Partner & National Mother’s Care Packages Partner – Autex – offer acoustic and industrial products which are globally recognised for their quality and environmental sustainability. Autex are committed to a better built environment; they believe in spaces and buildings that not only work well, but look great and will positively influence the productivity, health and well-being of their occupants.
As a dedicated and passionate National Partner of WIDAC from the beginning, Autex have not only remained committed to the ongoing development of our industry-specific offerings, but were also WIDAC’s first ‘Mothers Care Packages’ sponsor, an initiative that has seen a number of new mothers from within the WIDAC community supported, as well as gifted with hampers (featuring both practical and ‘pamper’ items). Our aligned values have seen endless goals met in terms of mutual promotion and a growing, engaged community.
FDC are one of Australia’s leading construction, fitout and refurbishment specialists, and have been delivering best-in-class services for over 30 years. FDC are built on a reputation of humility, intelligent buildability, project experience and a partnership based approach.
At FDC, diversity of thought has been a key strength of ours for over 30 years. We bring together and celebrate people who think differently from one another. We have the analytical types with the creative ones, big picture team members with the detail orientated. This creates great conversations that stimulate new ideas and ensures the highest quality for our clients.
We recognise the role we play in achieving gender balance within our business and industry. That’s why we are active members of female lead industry associations and have female FDC leaders appointed to relevant industry committees and our business divisions in most states. We are also committed to sponsorships aimed at providing opportunity or educational scholarships to women in construction.