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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. 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 Harvey Norman Commercial, Miele, Shaw Building Group, Able Landscaping, RSM 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

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.


MBA Women in Construction Intimate Dinner with Tamika Smith, My Bella Casa

Date: 20 July 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: The Boat House Canberra, Grevillea Park, Menindee Dr, Barton
Cost: Member Ticket: $190
Non-Member Ticket: $230


You are invited to join the MBA Women in Construction group for a delicious three-course dinner at The Boat House Canberra. With stunning water views, and a crackling open fire, this dinner will provide an intimate setting to network with likeminded people in the construction industry.

During this dinner you will hear from Tamika Smith, founder of My Bella Casa, who was recently named in the Top 10 Most Influential Woman in Construction by Built International. Tamika will address her role as a leading woman in the construction industry and highlight the challenges and successes faced during her journey, leading her to where is she today. As a member of the audience, you will also have the opportunity to ask Tamika any questions you may have.


Tamika Smith

Founder of  My Bella Casa and Top 100 Women

Recently named ‘Entrepreneur Woman of the Year’ and  ‘Top 10 Most Influential Woman in Construction’ by Built International, Tamika Smith has been widely acknowledged & respected for the work she has contributed by building commercially viable companies with a social values system to deliver social & affordable housing. Tamika specialises in working with community housing providers to deliver turn key affordable housing, highlighting the largest group facing homelessness – women over 55. This led to her founding My Bella Casa, a construction company who builds affordable 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom homes, the most in-demand housing size for this group.

Top 100 Women, also founded by Tamika, is an online community platform for women in construction, connecting some 21,000 individuals all over the world. The recently released technology platform has been regarded as an “essential tool for women in the construction sector,” changing the game as we know it today within male dominated segments all over the world.

Women in Construction Learning Session

Date: 22 August 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: MBA ACT, 1 Iron Knob Street, Fyshwick

More information coming soon

Women in Construction Day Out

Date: 13 October 2023
Location: Local Canberra Experience

More information coming soon

Women in Construction Learning Session

Date: 15 November 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: MBA ACT, 1 Iron Knob Street, Fyshwick

More information coming soon

Christmas Networking Event

Date: 7 December 2023
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: TBC

More information coming soon

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