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Help us empower women on their pathway to success and leadership.
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 – Procore – offer a leading construction platform that connects people, applications and data to help property and construction professionals manage risk and build quality projects – safely, on time, and within budget.
‘Procore connects every project contributor to solutions built specifically for the industry – for the owner, for the head contractor, and for the subcontractor so you can manage your projects, resources and financials from the project planning to closeout, on one platform. Procore’s AppMarketplace has over 200 partner solutions, giving you the freedom to connect with what works best for you, even if we don’t build it.’
Through their sponsorship, the team at Procore have not only helped make events and workshops come to life, but they have also supported the expansion of WIDAC across states. This increased reach has meant that WIDAC now has a physical presence in three states, and a digital presence across Australia – meaning an exceptional, exciting and important reach for women across design, construction and related industries.
In addition, as a National Gold Partner, WIDAC worked closely with Procore to deliver the personalised ‘Wine Wednesday Curated Connections’ event series, offering WIDAC members a unique experience and the opportunity to meet the Procore team in person and further discover the benefits of the Procore Platform.
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.
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WIDAC National Gold Partner – ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions – is a global leader in access solutions; offering doors, door and window hardware, mechanical and smart locks, access control and service. Having come onboard as a WIDAC Partner in 2020, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions support has enabled the implementation of a number of new and important initiatives, such as the ‘Graduate Pathways Program’, which presents targeted content to students and graduates (such as ‘Specialist Advisors to the Built Environment' and ‘Engineering’). This initiative was delivered digitally in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With our sponsors’ ongoing support, we have the ability to adapt the WIDAC offering, and adjust the way we deliver content, which has meant that members have remained engaged and in touch, which is especially important during these challenging times.
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.
WIDAC National Silver Partner – polytec – offer an extensive range of Australian decorative board and laminate. Forever the creative thinker, polytec invests in pioneering new product and range developments to equip cabinet makers, architects, designers and consumers alike with a palette that’s contemporary, forward-looking and comprehensive.
Polytec have been passionate supporters of WIDAC since the very beginning – the close-knit polytec team has been involved in almost all local events and workshops, always through national sponsorship and often through attendance, guest presenting and content support where relevant. For example, polytec’s experts presented WIDAC’s hugely popular ‘Joinery Tips for the Specifier’ workshops. Our shared values have meant an aligned vision, and one which sees the WIDAC community go from strength to strength.
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WIDAC National Silver Partner – Austaron Surfaces – offer quality surfaces and finishes such as Staron® Solid Surfaces, Mario Romano Walls, Kaynemaile architectural mesh and Acrylic Couture, to the Australian market. Their range is trusted by designers, architects, retailers, builders and is used within endless settings, including retail, healthcare, entertainment, food service, office fit-outs, residential and commercial.
As a passionate supporter of WIDAC’s commitment to the visibility of women within the design, construction and related industries, Austaron Surfaces’ support has enabled a dynamic calendar of events and workshops to be offered across Australia, and further to this, allowed this reach to grow and the WIDAC networking and educational offerings to diversify (from face to face events and workshops, to boutique events, to social sessions, to digital events, and more).
With each invitation that goes out to the ever-growing WIDAC network, Austaron Surfaces is promoted, and with each event that takes place, great importance is placed on the importance of our sponsors’ contributions – their support makes a real difference to the careers of women within the WIDAC network.
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.