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. Back then, there were ten women from industry, seated around our small boardroom table, brainstorming how we can assist the many women in our industry to upskill, network and provide a sounding board for advice and knowledge. We decided to create something that would benefit all women in our industry, no matter what their role, whether it be boots on the ground, behind the scenes running the family business, technical roles or running the entire business themselves, we wanted a place to bring these amazing women together and take up space!
Since 2018 the program has grown to actively engage with over 600 women in construction as well as an ever-growing cohort of men, which is a vital component to engagement and change within industry. We have now run a variety of education sessions on HR, social media, self-confidence, legal and business skills. We have also delivered a variety networking and social events including winter days out, wine tours, exclusive site tours and amazing guest speakers. With the assistance of our program partners, we are looking forward to announcing our calendar of events for 2023.
To be added to the MBA Women in Construction mailing list:
Please send you name, MBA member company and email address to
MBA Events Team
The Women in Construction group is proudly sponsored by our founding partner Snedden Hall & Gallop and our supporting partners Miele, Shaw Building Group, Able Landscaping, RSM , e&s and Master Builders Insurance Brokers.
Partnership opportunities for the MBA Women in Construction program are still available.
If you would like a program partnership proposal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 and cancellations:
The Master Builders ACT event registration Terms & Conditions can be viewed HERE.
Master Builders ACT endeavor to keep all attendees and stakeholders safe, by adhering to all COVID-19 ACT Government and venue specific requirements. It is expected that all event attendees will adhere to there requirements.
The Master Builders Women in Construction program invites you to join us at our 2023 WIC Day Out!
This event will feature opportunities to network with likeminded people in the industry, over finger food and drinks. Explore this beautiful space close to home, accompanied by a gin tasting and cocktails from our local Canberra Distillery, and grazing platter supplied by The Lazy Grazer.
During this event, we will also hear from our keynote speaker, Rebeka Morgan, founder of BuildHer Collective. Rebeka is a passionate advocate for women in construction, and founded BuildHer Collective to empower women with the right tools to build the home of their dreams.
Founder and Director of BuildHer Collective
Rebeka Morgan has been involved in construction from a young age, including through her degree in Construction Management, and various roles as Project Manager and General Manager of large commercial construction companies. She is passionate about building and construction and created BuildHer Collective to educate homeowners and renovators about the building process, knowing that for most people, building their own home is probably their biggest investment and asset. BuildHer Collective focuses on empowering women to build and renovate their own homes, as well as renovating for profit.
Being able to share everything she learned is what drives Rebeka to this day and is the essence of BuildHer Collective and the work that they do.
Be an Upstander
Workplace culture and safety is one of the most fundamental areas of a workplace, affecting the day-to-day and long-term success of a business. Bullying and harassment in workplaces has strong negative effects on companies and employees, including low company productivity, high staff retention, and impacts on employee wellbeing and business reputation.
This makes it crucial that companies host a workplace culture and environment that is free from bullying and harassment, and which promotes a proactive ‘upstander’ culture encouraging change from within.
Join us for an interactive workshop with Jessica Hickman from Bullyology, to learn time-tested techniques and real-world strategies that will give you the knowledge, culture, and confidence to build thriving workplace cultures and tackle bullying and harassment in your workplace.
Jessica Hickman, founder of Bullyology, will tailor strategies to suit industry specific needs, putting you in a position to be a change-maker, and ensuring your organisation is productive, legally compliant, and free from toxic behaviours.
Founder of Bullyology and Upstand Academy
Jessica Hickman is a leadership coach, educator, author, and founder of Bullyology, a company that provides individuals and companies with the tools and strategies to create a thriving, respectful workplace free of bullying and harassment. Jessica is the leader of the Upstander Movement and creates cultural change in workplaces and communities through her programs, workshops, and online courses.
Jessica is a passionate leader, mentor, and speaker who aims to empower and inspire others to become proactive change-makers. Her ground-breaking work in cultural change and workplace safety has led to multiple industrial awards including Culture and Safety Champion Award, Exceptional Women in Resources Award and Northern Territory Young Achiever Award.
More information coming soon