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National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Announces New Chair

This week NAWIC has officially announced a new National Chair of its Board with the appointment of former Vice Chair, Christina Yiakkoupis. Christina Yiakkoupis has been a director on the Board since July 2017 and Vice Chair since November 2020.

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is an Australian, not-for-profit organisation formed in 1995.

NAWIC is led by a team of passionate volunteers who all strive to help champion and empower women in the construction and related industries to reach their full potential. NAWIC provides a forum for its members to meet and exchange information, ideas and solutions. They also offer their members an opportunity to expand personal and business networks, maintain awareness of industry developments, improve skills and knowledge and make a contribution to other women in the construction industry.

“I am looking forward to working with each and every NAWIC volunteer, supporter and member so that together we can BE LOUD and continue to help women be who they want to be in construction,” says Christina.

Samantha Woodward who currently sits on the NAWIC Board has been elected as Vice Chair.

Christina says; “As the office bearers for NAWIC, Samantha and I are looking forward to working together with the Board to deliver on NAWIC’s mission of 25% by 2025 by engaging with each State Chapter, stakeholder and member to work through the actions required to realise our Strategic Plan”.

Former Chair, Kristine Scheul, will continue her work on the board as the National Advocacy Chair.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my role as Chair and have been honoured to have been elected by the board into the position these past 3 years,” says Kristine. “I congratulate Christina on her elevation to the role of Chair and hope she receives the same level of support from our members that I had the pleasure of experiencing.”

“During my tenure I am very proud to have witnessed the growth of our organisation and the increased engagement and advocacy the organisation has been able to undertake with the support of organisations such as the Australian Construction Industry Forum, Australian Gender Equality Council the Construction Industry Culture Taskforce and Government representatives at both State and Commonwealth level.”

Taken from NAWIC

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