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Date PostedJanuary 10, 2017

Gender Equality on The Construction Site

An interesting article recently highlighted what we need to increase the number of women in this male dominated industry.

If we are to see a change in the number of females in this industry we need to challenge working conditions for men.

Even remote mining jobs attract more women than the wide range of well paying construction industry jobs which is why construction is Australia’s last frontier.

Construction is Australia’s most male dominated field with only 12 per cent of the workforce compromising of women. Professional positions are only 14 per cent female but in trades there are less than 2 per cent females.

During the study that the article was based upon, the construction industry has entrenched expectations of long working hours and weekend work. There is also a demand to get ahead of schedule and a culture of shaming those who didn’t “live to work”.

Read more at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/construction-is-the-last-frontier-for-women-at-work-20161205-gt4par.html

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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