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Women in Construction

Founded in 2018, the Master Builders Women in Construction group aims to create avenues for our female members to connect with other women working in similar roles.

We provide information and advice to support our women in their roles, recognise them for their achievements and help them achieve personal and business success.

With the assistance of our program partners Snedden Hall & Gallop and Harvey Norman Commercial, we are looking forward to announcing our calendar of events for 2021.

For more information or to join the Women in Construction mailing list:

Please send your name, company and email address to:

Alexandra Tupper
Events Manager

The Women in Construction group is proudly sponsored by Major partners Snedden Hall & Gallop and Harvey Norman Commercial and Supporting partners Shaw Building Group and Master Builders Insurance Brokers


Small Business Learning Session

Date: 12 August 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Master Builders, 1 Iron Knob Street Fyshwick
Cost: Free

The start of a new financial year is in sight, and with this, a great opportunity for all businesses to conduct a review of their processes, policies, and procedures to ensure that you are not just compliant but getting the best out of your relationships with customers, employees, and your suppliers.

We invite you to join us for a light lunch where you will hear from a panel of guest speakers who will provide insights and some

helpful advice on the following:

  • Managing clients, including setting expectations and having difficult conversations
  • Having terms of trade and knowing when to enforce them
  • Deciding whether to employ staff on a contract, enterprise agreement, or under an Award
  • Implementing work health and safety policies that are actually right for your business

We encourage all attendees to submit any questions you want answered prior to the session (we will keep your identity anonymous).

This is a valuable opportunity to get direct responses from our panel


Emily Shoemark – Snedden Hall & Gallop
Sarah Flanagan – Harvey Norman Commercial
Kristie Burt – Master Builders ACT


Exclusive Onsite Strathnairn Charity House Event

Date: 24 September 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: The Link, 1 McClymont Way Strathnairn ACT 2615
Cost: FREE for Master Builders Members

Join us on 25 September 2021 for an exclusive onsite tour of the Strathnairn Charity House. The tour will showcase the brilliant female led design and construction of the Charity House, with every trade used in the project having a female apprentice. You will have the chance to hear from Jo Farrell from Kane Constructions who will talk through the process of the construction of the home, and what is left to complete before the house goes to auction!

Participants from Ginninderry’s SPARK, Build Like a Girl and the JobTrainer Women in Trades program will use the project as a live training site. The Strathnairn Charity House project promises to provide a significant boost to a range of local community organisations in West Belconnen while providing a platform to promote the growing participation of women in the construction sector.

Proceeds from the sale of the charity house will benefit three local charities including Hands Across Canberra, Pegasus Riding for the Disabled, Karinya House and Canberra City Care Charnwood.

Construction of the Strathnairn Charity House is well underway with completion – and the all-important auction – targeted for late 2021.

Itinerary for the Day

12:00pm – Meet at the Link

12:15pm – Enjoy a stroll over to the Charity house to begin the exclusive onsite tour

1:15pm – Walk back to the link for networking with a light afternoon tea and delicious refreshments

HBDI Learning Session

Date: 26 October 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Master Builders, 1 Iron Knob Street Fyshwick
Cost: FREE for Master Builders Members

What is HBDI?

The Hermann Brain Dominant Instrument (HBDI) using the Whole Brain Thinking Model is a scalable framework providing a lens for improved understanding of self and of others. It acknowledges that different tasks require different mental processes, and different people prefer different kinds of thinking.

Whole Brain® Thinking helps individuals and business get better results, improve communication and decision-making process, enhance personal and professional relationships.

This session will leave you with loads of food for your brain.

You will be sent a questionnaire to complete prior to this learning session.

Christmas Networking Event

Date: 7 December 2021
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Harvey Norman Commercial - 31 Dacre Street Mitchell ACT
Cost: FREE for Master Builders Members

Master Builders ACT, in conjunction with our program partners Snedden Hall & Gallop, Harvey Norman Commercial, Master Builders Insurance Brokers and Shaw Building Group , invite our Women in Construction group to join us for an end of year celebration.

Join us in the new Harvey Norman Commercial Showroom, for finger food, drinks and a chance to catch up with the group before we head into 2022.

The new Harvey Norman Commercial showroom will expand into solar PV, solar installation, commercial furniture and commercial cooking, whitegoods and air conditioning. Supplying to a big industry like hospitality is a big focus for the Harvey Norman Commercial team over the next few years. This new showroom will be 3000 square metres which is the same as the showroom already in Mitchell.

MBA will be launching the 2022 Women in Construction calendar of events for the new year.

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