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

Kate Hughes Hallett – Chair

Radmila Desic AM

Erica Pegorer

Amy Wells

Jo Farrell

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Ron Smith OAM, Tradeswomen Australia

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