Calling all Qld-NT High Achieving Women in Construction
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stacey-rimene-where-are-the-womenNominations for the 2012 Crystal Vision Awards for National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) QLD/NT are open, so get your entries in by Friday 10 August.

This year’s theme, Women on the Rise, celebrates the significant achievement made by women within construction and the increasing success being demonstrated by them within the industry.

There are 13 different award categories available.  The awards will be presented at a gala dinner on Friday 19 October 2012 in the Plaza Terrace Ballroom at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

As the 2012 winner of the Arup Award category for Achievement as a Business Woman (Small Business), I encourage all women in bricklaying to nominate themselves for an Award.

The Crystal Vision Awards program runs in all States and details are available at the NAWIC website.  It’s important to be proud of what you have achieved in your work.

crystal 250By recognising the skills, courage and innovation possessed by you, nominating yourself also sends out a positive message and inspiration to the next generation of young women who want to move into the construction industry or move up within it.

It encourages more women to think about construction as a viable and rewarding career choice, and as you and I both know bricklaying is definitely this!

The award categories epitomise NAWIC’s core objectives of encouraging and supporting women along with recognising that within the industry lies a vital, dynamic and progressive group of women dedicated to the betterment of construction.

Now in its fourteenth year, The 2012 Crystal Vision Awards will be judged by a panel of industry experts independent of NAWIC and will cover 13 categories:

  1. BMD Constructions Crystal Vision Award for Advancing and Furthering the Interests of Women in the Construction Industry
  2. Hutchinson Builders Award for Achievement in Design
  3. Arup Award for Achievement as a Business Woman (Small Business – 250 staff or less)
  4. Cement Australia Award for Achievement in Marketing, Community Engagement and Communication Excellence
  5. Civil Contractors Federation Award for Achievement in Construction (Civil Works)
  6. Department of Housing and Public Works Award for Achievement in Construction (General Building)
  7. John Holland Award for Achievement as a Business Woman (Large Business- 251 staff or more)
  8. Queensland University of Technology Award for Innovation
  9. Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Office for Women) Award to a Young Achiever
  10. Construction Skills Queensland Award for Contribution in Building and Construction Trades
  11. Leighton Contractors Award for Achievement in Sustainable Development
  12. Construction Training Centre Award for New Beginnings Recognition
  13. Achievement in the Construction Industry by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Woman.

It is good to know that ABBTF support the NAWIC awards and their Victorian Manager Jane Alexander is a past recipient of a high commendation in Victoria.

Stacey Rimene,
General Manager, BBC Homes

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