Women In Trades: Why Isn’t It Working?

We set out to try and answer this question, interviewing and reviewing studies from the perspective of tradeswomen, career advisors, employers, TAFE representatives, parents, and more.

Read our research reports below to learn about our investigation into the barriers for women entering, and working in, gender imbalanced trade industries.

Our Research

Download TWA Influencer Insights Report (pdf)

Download TWA Consolidation Report(pdf)

Download TWA Cross Industry Barriers Interventions (pdf)


We are not the only ones doing significant research on women in trades. Listed below is relevant research from other Australian organisations.

Other Relevant Research

Download One of the Boys report (pdf)

Download A trade of ones own Regional NSW stakeholder findings 2019 (pdf)

Download Women Electrical Trades VU October 2017 (pdf)

Download Lifting the Bonnet on the Barriers to Diversity and Inclusion, Automotive Industry, October 2020 (pdf)