30 January 2013 — The National Association of Women in Construction will in 2014 extend its International Women’s Day Scholarship to a national audience. n previous years the scholarship was only open to women in the NSW construction industry.
The scholarship, valued at up to $10,000, will be funded from the proceeds of an auction item donated by Corporate Culture. NAWIC chief executive officer Sheryle Moon said the expanded scholarship, worth $10,000, would “build a more diverse and dynamic construction workforce.
“NAWIC is committed to removing the barriers to women’s participation in the construction industry. Just 12 per cent of those employed in Australia’s construction industry are women, and the International Women’s Day Scholarship enables us to identify opportunities to improve gender diversity in our sector,” Ms Moon said.
See our article on Ms Moon’s appointment to the position