Supporting women in construction

We are thrilled to partner with the National Association of Women in Construction, the leading voice for New Zealand women in the construction industry.

Through the initiative of our Women in Leadership Community, we have signed a 2-year sponsorship agreement with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). The agreement is aimed at encouraging women to pursue, establish and sustain successful careers in the construction industry.

“This is just a small step, but an important one, for the Ministry. As one of the agencies that work closely with the construction sector here in Aotearoa New Zealand, this is the right thing to do,” says Jo Carvey, Team Manager for Commercial Infrastructure.

“NAWIC has been doing such an amazing mahi inspiring and empowering women in the construction industry. This is the least we can do to support their invaluable contribution to the workforce that helps us build safe and fit-for-purpose learning spaces for our rangatahi.”


NAWIC is a voluntary non-profit association of women who work either in the construction industry or for business organisations who provide services to the construction industry. Its objective is to encourage women to pursue, establish and sustain successful careers in the construction industry.

NAWIC holds regular events, with a focus on both technical and professional development, to inform and upskill women in construction and to promote networking and information sharing for the betterment of the construction industry as a whole.

NAWIC membership

NAWIC membership offers the opportunity to be connected to other women in the construction industry, to learn from and be supported by and network. Their membership base is diverse and includes representation from the following professions: quantity surveyors, project managers, suppliers, planners, designers, architects, engineers, tradespeople, students, apprentices, health and safety managers and lawyers.

Visit NAWIC’s website for more information.

Women in construction – NAWIC(external link)

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As one of the largest buyers of non-residential vertical infrastructure in Aotearoa New Zealand, we are proud to be a part of the Construction Sector Accord’s shared commitment between government and industry to transform the construction sector.

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