Our early works team on the ARTC - Inland Rail Beveridge to Albury (B2A) Inland Rail project in Victoria reached an important milestone recently. Our project target of 17 per cent female participation was not only met, but completely knocked out of the park! Over 45 per cent of the team (that’s 10 out of 22 staff) are females.
Great leadership you ask? Yes. Great recruiting? Yes. But more importantly, we have fantastically talented women working hard and smashing it in construction. Females are more strongly represented across our business than ever before, with the numbers rising by 64% since 2014.
One is Hannah Yap, our Environmental and Sustainability graduate on the B2A project. Here's what Hannah (pictured below) had to say...
"I am witness to women of all sorts driving the helm: women in engineering, women in leadership, women as strong mothers, women as role models, women who are deservingly respected and accomplished. I am here to tell you that this matters, representation matters, in the workplace and beyond that. It allows women like me to have confidence that a space can truly be created for change and there is a proper chance of shaking up the systemic (and personal) status quo."