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
Jane Sydenham-Clarke, TWA Chair & Non-Executive Director, TWACF Board Member
Florence Drummond – Non-Executive Director
Kit McMahon – Non-executive Director
Amber Stevenson – Non-Executive Director
Katie Gardiner – Non-Executive Director
Sarah Palmer – Non-Executive Director
Georgia Ellis – Company Secretary
Janet Cribbes – Chief Executive Officer
Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation Board
Ron Smith OAM, Tradeswomen Australia
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