NAWIC Winners Series Breakfast Event – ‘A disruptive discussion with the female leaders of construction’

It was a pleasure to help organise the first NAWIC Winners Series Breakfast Event on 5th July.  Generously hosted by long time sponsor of NAWIC Lendlease, we had an amazing line-up of inspirational women from the industry, including host Stephanie Graham, Executive General Manager for Lendlease Building and moderator Katriina Tahka, Managing Director + Co-Creator of Cultivate Sponsorship.  Our panellists Gabrielle French, Director, Aussie Girls on the Tools & 2022 NAWIC IWD Scholarship Winner, Belinda Bentley, Director, 9Springs & 2021 NAWIC Businesswoman of the Year, Dominique Gill, Managing Director, Urban Core & NAWIC 2021 Crystal Vision Winner got real around the topic and shared their own personal journeys.

Topics included mental health, imposter syndrome, diversity beyond gender, bullying and getting out into the schools to share with girls what an amazing career construction can be.



NAWIC helps women be who they want to be in construction.

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is an Australian, not-for-profit organisation formed in 1995.

NAWIC is led by a team of passionate volunteers who all strive to help champion and empower women in the construction and related industries to reach their full potential. With Chapters in every state and territory, they are also part of a global network of NAWIC organisations, including those in the United States, New Zealand and Canada.

NAWIC provides a forum for its members to meet and exchange information, ideas and solutions. They offer members an opportunity to expand personal and business networks, maintain awareness of industry developments, improve skills and knowledge and make a contribution to other women in the construction industry.

After 4 years of being a member and advocate for NAWIC our MCE Business Development Lead, Clare Fenwick, was invited to join the committee in January 2022.  Her role is co-chair of major events.  Along with her co-chair Clare is responsible for organising several events during the year to promote gender diversity and inclusion across the industry and to bring members together to inspire and support each other.

“I feel honoured and excited to be part of the NAWIC NSW Committee.  It’s an amazing group of women who give their time and energy to help make the construction industry a better place to work – for everyone”.  Clare Fenwick, MCE

Date: Jul 8, 2022
AUTHOR: Nicky Fell
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