Women’s representation has remained less than 2% for twenty five years in core trades. Tradeswomen Australia said the growing voices of women around Australia is providing a focus for all political parties in the Federal election to promote their policies and programs aimed at increasing employment opportunities for women in the Trades.
Jane Sydenham-Clarke, Chair of Tradeswomen Australia, said “Women’s representation has remained at less than 2% for twenty five years in the core trades of construction, automotive and electrical. Consistently the three major barriers to increasing participation in the trades include:
- Lack of information and engagement about the trades with career advisors and high school girls.
- Poor workplace culture and social misconception make trades unattractive as a career path.
- Lack of structural support systems for women working in male-dominated trade industries.”
International Women’s Day 2022
Changing Climates: Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow, recognises and celebrates the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are working to change the climate of gender equality and build a sustainable future.
Tradeswomen Australia are pleased to announce our new board members to the Tradeswomen Australia and Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation boards.
Tradeswomen Australia Board
Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation Board
Ron Smith OAM, Tradeswomen Australia
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