Innaloo and Scarborough women recognised at National Association of Women in Construction Awards


National Association of Women in Construction Awards winners Shelley Phillipson, of Scarborough (second from right) and Innaloo’s Jenny Jones (third from right).
National Association of Women in Construction Awards winners Shelley Phillipson, of Scarborough (second from right) and Innaloo’s Jenny Jones (third from right).

INNALOO and Scarborough women have been recognised at the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Awards.

Shelley Phillipson, of Scarborough, won the diversity and inclusion champion award for her work as national marketing manager at Wood & Grieve Engineers.

“I have been heavily involved in establishing a paid parental leave policy as well as implementing a female empowerment training course,” she said.

“I also chair the Property Council of Australia’s Diversity committee and help moderate industry events in this space.”

Innaloo resident and BGC Contracting national health and safety manager Jenny Jones won the outstanding achievement in safety award.

“This award reinforces the way I lead in a typically male dominated industry,” she said.

“Through recognising and celebrating success stories of women in the construction industry, NAWIC encourages and empowers women to reach their full potential and enables industry to thrive.”

NAWIC WA President Rebecca Carrick said the amount of women working in construction was rising annually.

“It’s important to recognise the contribution and value women add to the construction workforce,” she said.

“We received an exceptionally high calibre of entrants across the nine categories this year.”

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