Nominations for the 2013 National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Western Australia Crystal Vision Awards have opened.
The Crystal Vision Awards are held annually to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women in the construction sector.
Making up just 11.6% of the national construction workforce*, the awards highlight the significant contributions made by women in an industry traditionally dominated by men.
*Figures from Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency
NAWIC WA President Hayley McBride said it was important to support women who were working in careers traditionally dominated by men.
“Although small in number, we have always known that women are central to the building and construction sector,” she said. “And we want to celebrate these women as their participation is vital to the long term viability of the industry.”
Ms McBride said the awards were open to women in WA who were involved in the construction industry and she encouraged all industry members to consider nominating themselves or any women they knew.
“The awards recognise hard work, perseverance and a strong commitment,” she said. “To be chosen as a finalist or winner is a prestigious honour and a great source of motivation for the recipient to continue striving for excellence.”
Now in its third year, the 2013 Crystal Vision Awards will be judged by a panel of industry experts and will cover 5 categories:
– ISIS Crystal Vision Award;
– Lend Lease Innovation in Design Award;
– Bremick Outstanding Contribution to Construction Award;
– Encycle Consulting Triple Bottom Line Sustainability Award; and
– Swan Office Interiors Tradeswoman, Apprentice or Student of the Year Award.
To nominate yourself or someone you know, visit www.nawic.com.au and submit your nomination by 21 December 2012.
The awards will be presented at a cocktail party on 8 March 2013 at the Wesley College Function Centre in South Perth.