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July 2021 – Women of WIDAC

WIDAC is all about getting to know each other, so welcome to our third edition of Women of WIDAC! Introducing these dynamic women from VIC, NSW, QLD, and SA…  To learn more about each of their recent projects, work, and industry achievements, read on below. If you’d like to say hi, reach out to us…

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July 2021 – Women of WIDAC

WIDAC is all about getting to know each other, so welcome to our third edition of Women of WIDAC! Introducing these dynamic women from VIC, NSW, QLD, and SA…  To learn more about each of their recent projects, work, and industry achievements, read on below. If you’d like to say hi, reach out to us…

Our Community
NSW WIDAC X FDC Education Scholarship

A huge congratulations to our NSW Educational Scholarship Winner, Sarrah Obeid sponsored by FDC. Let’s hear a bit more about Sarrah journey so far and how this scholarhsip will impact her career. Congratulations on being awarded the WIDAC X FDC Education Scholarship for NSW. Can you tell us about yourself and your company? I am Sarrah and…

Our Community
June 2021 – Women of WIDAC

WIDAC is all about getting to know each other, so welcome to our second edition of Women of WIDAC! Introducing these dynamic women from VIC, NSW and QLD…  To learn more about each of their recent projects, work, and industry achievements, read on below. If you’d like to say hi, reach out to us at…

Our Community
May Women of WIDAC

Get to know our wonderful community… WIDAC is all about getting to know each other, so we are delighted to introduce nine of our talented WIDAC Members, in our very first Women of WIDAC series post! Introducing these dynamic women from VIC, NSW and QLD… Welcome to Women of WIDAC! Victoria – based members: Walesca…

Our Supporters
Meet Megan from Bluebeam – WIDAC Silver Sponsor

Hi Megan! Great to meet you! Here we go… 5 in 5! Tell us about yourself?  Hello! My name is Megan, I’m the Regional Marketing Manager APAC for Bluebeam. I grew up in lots of mining towns around Australia (thanks, Engineer Dad!) and had a 3-year stint in Sydney before settling down in Brisbane with…

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WIDAC International Women’s Day Wrap Up!

Erin, Althea and the whole WIDAC team would like to thank everyone from our community who turned out to attend our IWD events all across Australia as we #chosetochallenge!    We were so incredibly proud to have delivered four large-scale face-to-face events across Australia in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane to over 560 attendees. This…

Our Community
Congrats to Olivia Whitt – QLD Committee Member, and introducing arkin.

Many of you would have seen our Brisbane Strategy and Content Coordinator, Olivia Whitt, either at an event or gracing our social media pages. But what many of you wouldn’t know, is that she has spent the past few months busily preparing to launch arkin.,  a Brisbane-based consultancy created to set construction-sector businesses up for…

Our Supporters
9 Questions with Vaughan Penny from Autex

Hi, Vaughan! Thanks for having a (virtual) chat with WIDAC. We’ll kick-off with a simple one – how do you take your coffee?   Flat white on almond.  Looking ahead to 2021 (feels like a dream!) what is the most important lesson from 2020 that you’ll be implementing in your life?   Keep life simple.  Surround yourself with great people and good wine.  What…

Our Community, Our Supporters
Paving a Brighter Future for Women in Construction

By Willow Aliento, Originally Published via Jobsite – Powered by Procore Women are still substantially under-represented in the construction industry workforce. However, according to the How We Build Now 2020 research, more than half of all surveyed firms believe this will change in the next decade. We spoke to one of the trailblazers who is showing the…

Our Community
NSW WIDAC X FDC Education Scholarship

A huge congratulations to our NSW Educational Scholarship Winner, Sarrah Obeid sponsored by FDC. Let’s hear a bit more about Sarrah journey so far and how this scholarhsip will impact her career. Congratulations on being awarded the WIDAC X FDC Education Scholarship for NSW. Can you tell us about yourself and your company? I am Sarrah and…

Our Community
June 2021 – Women of WIDAC

WIDAC is all about getting to know each other, so welcome to our second edition of Women of WIDAC! Introducing these dynamic women from VIC, NSW and QLD…  To learn more about each of their recent projects, work, and industry achievements, read on below. If you’d like to say hi, reach out to us at…

Our Community
May Women of WIDAC

Get to know our wonderful community… WIDAC is all about getting to know each other, so we are delighted to introduce nine of our talented WIDAC Members, in our very first Women of WIDAC series post! Introducing these dynamic women from VIC, NSW and QLD… Welcome to Women of WIDAC! Victoria – based members: Walesca…

Our Community
Congrats to Olivia Whitt – QLD Committee Member, and introducing arkin.

Many of you would have seen our Brisbane Strategy and Content Coordinator, Olivia Whitt, either at an event or gracing our social media pages. But what many of you wouldn’t know, is that she has spent the past few months busily preparing to launch arkin.,  a Brisbane-based consultancy created to set construction-sector businesses up for…

Our Community, Our Supporters
Paving a Brighter Future for Women in Construction

By Willow Aliento, Originally Published via Jobsite – Powered by Procore Women are still substantially under-represented in the construction industry workforce. However, according to the How We Build Now 2020 research, more than half of all surveyed firms believe this will change in the next decade. We spoke to one of the trailblazers who is showing the…

Our Community
Women Gain Ground in Design and Construction

by Abigail Harrison, Women in Design and Construction, Originally published via Sourceable In recent years, we have absorbed countless inquisitions into the modernisation of gender stereotypes; challenging archetypal builders, hunters, and creators synonymous with masculinity, legalising underground mining for women, and celebrating the “female tradie”. As Australia shifts towards equal opportunity through dismantling gender norms,…

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WIDAC National Silver Sponsor: Interview with Belinda Worden from Austaron Surfaces

Hi, Belinda! Thanks for having a (virtual) chat with WIDAC. Spring has certainly sprung, so it’s nice to feel the days getting warmer and the year coming to an end. How are you feeling going into the last quarter of the year?   I love all seasons for different reasons. For spring it is the excitement…

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Stronger together

Hello! Our warmest welcome to you… As somehow while writing this, it’s become apparent that it’s JUNE. Yes, June. That’s right, 2020 is half over! As the months get colder, our hearts are feeling warmer. Standing together amongst the tens of thousands of people at the Black Lives Matter protests, we could feel the true…

Our Community, Our Work
Launch your 2020 with WIDAC and Aspect

24 February 2020 Aspect thoroughly enjoyed hosting Women in Design and Construction (WIDAC) for their inspiring and hugely successful ‘Launch Your 2020!’ event at our Melbourne showroom recently. WIDAC Melbourne was launched mid 2018 after the great success of WIDAC events and workshops held in both Brisbane and Sydney. At WIDAC the aim is to…

Our Supporters
Meet Megan from Bluebeam – WIDAC Silver Sponsor

Hi Megan! Great to meet you! Here we go… 5 in 5! Tell us about yourself?  Hello! My name is Megan, I’m the Regional Marketing Manager APAC for Bluebeam. I grew up in lots of mining towns around Australia (thanks, Engineer Dad!) and had a 3-year stint in Sydney before settling down in Brisbane with…

Our Supporters
9 Questions with Vaughan Penny from Autex

Hi, Vaughan! Thanks for having a (virtual) chat with WIDAC. We’ll kick-off with a simple one – how do you take your coffee?   Flat white on almond.  Looking ahead to 2021 (feels like a dream!) what is the most important lesson from 2020 that you’ll be implementing in your life?   Keep life simple.  Surround yourself with great people and good wine.  What…

Our Community, Our Supporters
Paving a Brighter Future for Women in Construction

By Willow Aliento, Originally Published via Jobsite – Powered by Procore Women are still substantially under-represented in the construction industry workforce. However, according to the How We Build Now 2020 research, more than half of all surveyed firms believe this will change in the next decade. We spoke to one of the trailblazers who is showing the…

Our Community, Our Supporters
WIDAC National Silver Sponsor: Interview with Belinda Worden from Austaron Surfaces

Hi, Belinda! Thanks for having a (virtual) chat with WIDAC. Spring has certainly sprung, so it’s nice to feel the days getting warmer and the year coming to an end. How are you feeling going into the last quarter of the year?   I love all seasons for different reasons. For spring it is the excitement…

Our Supporters
Women in Design and Construction

Women in Design and Construction (Widac) is a national organisation which seeks to empower, inspire and support women in design and construction fields as well as other relevant industries. Through promoting a culture of challenging change and fostering resilience, Widac establishes a welcoming community where like-minded individuals can congregate through networking and workshop events. With…

Our Favourites, Our Work
WIDAC International Women’s Day Wrap Up!

Erin, Althea and the whole WIDAC team would like to thank everyone from our community who turned out to attend our IWD events all across Australia as we #chosetochallenge!    We were so incredibly proud to have delivered four large-scale face-to-face events across Australia in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane to over 560 attendees. This…

Our Work
Thoughts on a year of firsts

Our warmest welcome to you… So far, it’s been a year of firsts – Althea welcomed baby Hunter, Erin got engaged, many of us commenced working from home, and now, we’re writing our debut Newsletter. Feels like a rollercoaster when you put it all together, huh? It’s kind of strange, yet comforting, nervously preparing for…

Our Community, Our Work
Launch your 2020 with WIDAC and Aspect

24 February 2020 Aspect thoroughly enjoyed hosting Women in Design and Construction (WIDAC) for their inspiring and hugely successful ‘Launch Your 2020!’ event at our Melbourne showroom recently. WIDAC Melbourne was launched mid 2018 after the great success of WIDAC events and workshops held in both Brisbane and Sydney. At WIDAC the aim is to…

Our Work
What are employers looking for?

You’ve done the hard yards – but now what? It almost cost you your sanity but you’ve secured your degree, check; you’ve got that iconic graduation pic (cue updated LinkedIn profile), check; and now, you’re left to sort out how to land your dream job. Piece of cake, right? Don’t worry, I feel you. It’s…