The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and design company Corporate Culture have formed a partnership to provide additional support for the International Women’s Day Scholarship.
Awarded by NAWIC, the annual scholarship provides funding for a research paper to be used as a positive instrument for change in the sector. In previous years, only women in the New South Wales construction industry were eligible.
From 2014, Corporate Culture will support a national scholarship for a three-year period. Valued at up to $10,000 the scholarship draws funds from an auction, for which Corporate Culture will donate an item.
“We are delighted to be expanding our partnership with Corporate Culture, which will help us to build a more diverse and dynamic construction workforce,” said Sheryle Moon, NAWIC chief executive officer.
“NAWIC is committed to removing the barriers to women’s participation in the construction industry. Just 12 percent 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.”
Corporate Culture’s founder and director Richard Munao said the business was proud to support the expansion of the scholarship from state level to a national focus. “We have an enduring commitment to the local construction industry, which is reflected in our support of organisations such as NAWIC,” he added.
More information on the 2013 NAWIC International Women’s Day Scholarship program.