Women's Infrastructure Network NZ


The Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN), was launched by Infrastructure NZ at the Building Nations Symposium in October 2016. The purpose of this group is to increase the number of women in leadership roles, grow the visibility of women, and to provide a networking and support group for women in the infrastructure sector. In partnership with Infrastructure NZ, WIN hosts events, advocates for greater representation of women in the sector, and provides opportunities and tools, such as our LinkedIn site. We are proud to facilitate a diverse network of women at all levels working across the New Zealand infrastructure sector. WIN NZ is also connected to the global WIN network, operating in Canada, the USA, UK and Australia. You can access the WIN Canada website here or their Montreal/Quebec Chapter LinkedIn site here.


WIN Initiatives

Over the last year, WIN has set up seven chapters in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Christchurch, Otago and Queenstown. WIN has hosted events nationwide and today has a nationwide membership of over 1720 women.  

As part of the 2017 work programme, the WIN Advisory Board undertook a survey on diversity and inclusion in the infrastructure sector. The results showed that the under representation of women is perceived as a real issue for the infrastructure industry, that many organisations have goals to increase the representation of women, however progress towards increasing representation of women is slow to moderate at best, and organisations need assistance on how to do this. WIN’s initiatives aim to address this need.

Women in Focus

WIN NZ has been established to grow the visibility of women in the infrastructure sector and is open to women of all levels. Every month we will be profiling a different woman working in a different part of the infrastructure sector. If you would like to be featured, please contact Tara or phone 09 377 5570 for more details.

Profiles To Date:

Amy Barrett, Downer
Parekawhia McLean, NZ Transport Agency
Margaret Devlin, Chair WIN
Julie Bukutu, Housing New Zealand
Ariana Stuart, Kensington Swan
Adrienne Miller
Louise Marsden, ACC
Anna Bridgman, Stantec
Marija Batistich, Kensington Swan
Cherie Leckner, Fulton Hogan
Grace Schaefer, McConnell Dowell
Nicky McIndoe, Kensington Swan
Elizabeth Mardell (Nee Murray), Deloitte
Leeanne Carson-Hughes, Citycare 
Tracey Ryan, Beca
Eloise Lonnberg-Shaw, Kinetic Environmental
Maire Lenihan, Stantec
Linda Meade, Deloitte
Amanda Bryan, Jacobs
Emma Burke, Gallaway Cook Allan Lawyers
Susie Roulston, EY
Emily Cambridge, Beca
Arden Hermans, Fulton Hogan
Letitia Garmonsway, WSP
Lara Al-Hassany, Beca 



WIN Events Calendar:




WIN Advisory Board Members

·         Chair – Margaret Devlin
·         Adrienne Miller, Consultant
·         Linda Meade, Deloitte
·         Louise Marsden, ACC
·         Amy Barrett, Downer
·         Ariana Stuart, Kensington Swan
·         Natalie McClew, Consultant
·         Di Walsh, Fulton Hogan
·         Karen Kemp, Anthony Harper
·         Sophie Dawson, EY
·         Sarah Sinclair, Auckland Council
·         Tracey Haszard, Beca
·         Leeanne Carson-Hughes, Citycare

·         Facilitated by Sarah Lang, Infrastructure NZ


WIN Chapter Committee Members

NORTHLAND:

  • (Chair) Tanya Sealy-Swain, ANZ
  • Michelle Stephenson, IPL
  • Nicola Hartwell, WRMK Lawyers
  • Kayla Pattinson, Lands and Survey
  • Fiona Bycroft, McKay
  • Josie Boyd, Northpower
  • Arden Hermans, Fulton Hogan
  • Laura Devcich, Opus
  • Imogen Webb, Fulton Hogan
  • Kathleen McMullen, Opus

AUCKLAND:

  • (Chair) Grace Schaefer, McConnell Dowell
  • (Deputy) Jamie Cachine, Beca
  • Ngan Truong, Auckland Council
  • Natalie Amos, Chapman Tripp
  • Angeli Paglinawan, Harrison Grierson
  • Lara Al-Hassany, Beca
  • Nina Tropina, Arup

WAIKATO:

  • (Chair) Eloise Lonnberg-Shaw, Kinetic Environmental
  • (Deputy) Letitia Garmonsway, WSP Opus
  • Claire Scrimgeour, Beca
  • Alaina Soanes, Tompkins Wake
  • Jackie Colliar, Hamilton City Council
  • Jo Soanes, Boffa Miskell
  • Stephanie Glenn, WSP Opus
  • Rebecca Francis, WSP Opus

WELLINGTON:

  • (Chair) Nicky McIndoe, Kensington Swan
  • (Deputy) Emma Baines, KPMG
  • Amy Rutherford, Greenwood Roche
  • Kerry Griffiths, AECOM
  • Anna Bridgman, Stantec
  • Hayley Ellison, Harrison Grierson
  • Elizabeth Mardell, Deloitte
  • Courtney Hart, Beca
  • Leigh Kissick, Chapman Tripp
  • Kate Williams, Tonkin + Taylor
  • Mary O'Callahan, GHD


CHRISTCHURCH:

  • (Chair) Kelly Spratt, Citycare
  • Emily Cambridge, Beca
  • Ymke Blok, Spraymarks
  • Noelle Evans, Beca
  • Julia Riding, GHD
  • Selena Tsai, Stantec
  • Rachel Moore, Citycare


OTAGO/SOUTHLAND:

  • (Chair) Emma Burke, Gallaway Cook Allan Lawyers
  • Olivia Heer, WSP Opus
  • Pam Wilson, Calibre
  • Chelsea McGaw, Dunedin City Council
  • Suzanne Benham, Aurora Energy
  • Karen Middleton, Westpac
  • Nicole Fleming, Aurora Energy
  • Celeste Brown, Anderson Lloyd
  • Bree Taylor-Blair, Westpac
  • Bronwyn Coombe, BNZ
  • Rose Hinchey, BNZ


QUEENSTOWN:

  • (Chair) Polly Lambert, QLDC
  • Fiona Blight, Beca
  • Jess Orpwood, WSP Opus 


Event Gallery


How to Join WIN

Membership of WIN is complimentary for individuals employed by an Infrastructure New Zealand member organisation. If you are not currently employed by an Infrastructure New Zealand member, the annual Women in Infrastructure membership fee is $290 per annum. Members are eligible to attend all WIN events (nation-wide).

To join the WIN Network,
… if your organisation is a member of Infrastructure NZ, please email Office@infrastructure.org.nz
… if your organisation is not a member of Infrastructure NZ 
click here to register for the Women in Infrastructure Network.
(Please note: Women in Infrastructure membership is at the bottom of the registration page).

To find out more about WIN, please contact sarah.lang@infrastructure.org.nz.





Upcoming events

    • 19 Nov 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Bill Gallagher Event Room One, Wintec City Campus, Tristram Street, Hamilton 3200
    • 24
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    WIN Waikato are delighted to invite you to join us at our end of year networking lunch, which is kindly being hosted by Wintec. This sit-down, round table lunch is the perfect opportunity to look back on the infrastructure events of the year and catch up with your fellow WIN members. Kiri Goulter (Tourism, Economic Development & Governance Professional) and Vicky McLennan (Educational Consultant & Governance Professional) will also be on hand to provide an insight into their career journeys and their current involvement with Wintec. 

    Tickets to this event are $10 including lunch and drinks and can be purchased via the link below. Spaces are limited, please register below by Tuesday, 12 November 2019 to secure your spot. 



    • 28 Nov 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Lyttelton Port, Cashin Quay, Lyttelton 8082
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    The National WIN Advisory Board together with WIN Canterbury warmly invite you to join the highly anticipated tour of Lyttelton Port.

    The event will commence with presentations by guest speakers Mike Simmers (LPC Infrastructure Manager), Kirstie Gardener (LPC General Manager Human Resources), Abbey Ray (LPC Vehicle Booking System Manager) and Tahu Stirling (Maori Development Officer) will provide an overview of the Port and the work that is being done. This will be followed by afternoon tea and a bus tour of Lyttelton Port, where you will see first-hand the progress that is being made in the development of the facility.

    This event is kindly being supported by Lyttelton Port Company.

    • 06 Dec 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Russell McVeagh, Vero Centre, Level 30, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010
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    The Women's Infrastructure Network, together with our hosts Russell McVeagh, are delighted to invite you to our final, and very special WIN event in Auckland for this year, where we will showcase two award winning wome, both making a significant difference to the lives of Aucklanders.

    Join us to hear Sarah Sinclair, Chief Engineer, Auckland Council and Auckland's Emergency Management Acting Director talk about her role during the recent SkyCity Convention Centre fire, and the challenges the city faced during this unprecedented disaster. We are also privileged to be joined by Jackie Clark, QSM and 2018 Supreme Award Winner of the Women in Influence Award and The Aunty in Charge if the Aunties Charitable Trust. Jackie will share, in her charismatic, no holds barred manner, the work the Aunties do to support women and children healing from the trauma of domestic abuse, and how we can all help. 

    Programme
    Please join us at 7.30am to enjoy breakfast kindly provided by our hosts Russell McVeagh, before we hear from Sarah and Jackie at 8am. 

    Entry 
    The Aunties have with us that at this time of the year, petrol vouchers are a great help. Here are the ways you can help the Aunties. For this event, in the spirit of Christmas, the WIN network will be supporting the Aunties through the charging an entry fee to the breakfast, which will be converted into petrol vouchers. 

    If You Can't Attend this WIN Event 
    For WIN members who are unable to attend this WIN Christmas breakfast event, may we suggest you consider contributing to the Aunties givealittle page here as part of your Christmas giving. These funds will help the Aunties provide Christmas joy to women and children surviving family violence. In the words of the Aunties: 'thank you for your generosity of spirit, your compassion and your love'. 

    For further information about the Aunties, and how you can support the important work they do, see here

    • 06 Dec 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Russell McVeagh, Vero Centre, Level 30, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010
    Register

    The Women's Infrastructure Network, together with our hosts Russell McVeagh, are delighted to invite you to our final, and very special WIN event in Auckland for this year, where we will showcase two award winning wome, both making a significant difference to the lives of Aucklanders.

    Join us to hear Sarah Sinclair, Chief Engineer, Auckland Council and Auckland's Emergency Management Acting Director talk about her role during the recent SkyCity Convention Centre fire, and the challenges the city faced during this unprecedented disaster. We are also privileged to be joined by Jackie Clark, QSM and 2018 Supreme Award Winner of the Women in Influence Award and The Aunty in Charge if the Aunties Charitable Trust. Jackie will share, in her charismatic, no holds barred manner, the work the Aunties do to support women and children healing from the trauma of domestic abuse, and how we can all help. 

    Programme
    Please join us at 7.30am to enjoy breakfast kindly provided by our hosts Russell McVeagh, before we hear from Sarah and Jackie at 8am. 

    Entry 
    The Aunties have with us that at this time of the year, petrol vouchers are a great help. Here are the ways you can help the Aunties. For this event, in the spirit of Christmas, the WIN network will be supporting the Aunties through the charging an entry fee to the breakfast, which will be converted into petrol vouchers. 

    If You Can't Attend this WIN Event 
    For WIN members who are unable to attend this WIN Christmas breakfast event, may we suggest you consider contributing to the Aunties givealittle page here as part of your Christmas giving. These funds will help the Aunties provide Christmas joy to women and children surviving family violence. In the words of the Aunties: 'thank you for your generosity of spirit, your compassion and your love'. 

    For further information about the Aunties, and how you can support the important work they do, see here

    • 06 Dec 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Russell McVeagh, Vero Centre, Level 30, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010
    Register

    The Women's Infrastructure Network, together with our hosts Russell McVeagh, are delighted to invite you to our final, and very special WIN event in Auckland for this year, where we will showcase two award winning wome, both making a significant difference to the lives of Aucklanders.

    Join us to hear Sarah Sinclair, Chief Engineer, Auckland Council and Auckland's Emergency Management Acting Director talk about her role during the recent SkyCity Convention Centre fire, and the challenges the city faced during this unprecedented disaster. We are also privileged to be joined by Jackie Clark, QSM and 2018 Supreme Award Winner of the Women in Influence Award and The Aunty in Charge if the Aunties Charitable Trust. Jackie will share, in her charismatic, no holds barred manner, the work the Aunties do to support women and children healing from the trauma of domestic abuse, and how we can all help. 

    Programme
    Please join us at 7.30am to enjoy breakfast kindly provided by our hosts Russell McVeagh, before we hear from Sarah and Jackie at 8am. 

    Entry 
    The Aunties have with us that at this time of the year, petrol vouchers are a great help. Here are the ways you can help the Aunties. For this event, in the spirit of Christmas, the WIN network will be supporting the Aunties through the charging an entry fee to the breakfast, which will be converted into petrol vouchers. 

    If You Can't Attend this WIN Event 
    For WIN members who are unable to attend this WIN Christmas breakfast event, may we suggest you consider contributing to the Aunties givealittle page here as part of your Christmas giving. These funds will help the Aunties provide Christmas joy to women and children surviving family violence. In the words of the Aunties: 'thank you for your generosity of spirit, your compassion and your love'. 

    For further information about the Aunties, and how you can support the important work they do, see here

Past events

13 Nov 2019 WIN Wellington: Transmission Gully - Complexity, Scale, Innovation...and Bigger Diggers
29 Oct 2019 WIN Wellington: Access to STEM Education and Infrastructure Careers for Women and Girls in New Zealand; Reflections from the United Nations
29 Oct 2019 WIN Canterbury: Access to STEM Education and Infrastructure Careers for Women and Girls in New Zealand; Reflections from the United Nations
29 Oct 2019 WIN Auckland: Access to STEM Education and Infrastructure Careers for Women and Girls in New Zealand; Reflections from the United Nations
16 Oct 2019 WIN Otago/Southland: Behind the Scenes of Forsyth Barr Stadium
17 Sep 2019 WIN Wellington: Reversing the Stats
10 Sep 2019 WIN Canterbury: Wellness Event with Liz Sloan
29 Aug 2019 WIN Queenstown: First Tracks Event
13 Aug 2019 WIN Waikato: Sustainability & Waste Minimisation
12 Aug 2019 WIN Auckland: Site Visit 2 to NZICC
06 Aug 2019 WIN Auckland: Site Visit to NZICC
01 Aug 2019 WIN Wellington: Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Site Visit
18 Jul 2019 WIN Otago/Southland: Motivation and Wellbeing Event
19 Jun 2019 WIN Auckland: The Power of Language for Cultivating an Inclusive Infrastructure Sector
12 Jun 2019 WIN Waikato: Mindfulness and Stress Management
05 Jun 2019 WIN Northland: North & South – An Economic Overview
31 May 2019 WIN Otago/Southland: Pink Ribbon Breakfast
17 May 2019 WIN Otago / Southland: David Clark – Minister of Health Dunedin Infrastructure Talk
07 May 2019 WIN Network: The Confidence Gap – Be a Yes Woman
04 Apr 2019 WIN Christchurch: The Evolving Face of Infrastructure: Women of NCTIR
02 Apr 2019 WIN Wellington: Women Transporting New Zealand
27 Mar 2019 WIN Otago/Southland: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019
19 Mar 2019 WIN Queenstown: Intros & Networking
19 Mar 2019 WIN Northland: Interactive Health & Safety Mock Court Scenario
06 Mar 2019 WIN Auckland: Liveable and Sustainable Cities, Supporting Dress for Success
25 Feb 2019 WIN Auckland: Women in Defence
13 Feb 2019 WIN Waikato: Site Visit: Huntly Section of Waikato Expressway
08 Dec 2018 WIN Otago/Southland: Pre-Christmas Get Together
28 Nov 2018 WIN Wellington: Women Leading the Way in Sustainability
26 Nov 2018 WIN Christchurch: High Tea Leadership Event
22 Nov 2018 WIN Queenstown: Committee Establishment Breakfast
01 Nov 2018 WIN Government House: Normalising Diversity in the Infrastructure Sector
31 Oct 2018 WIN Waikato Breakfast: Wahine Toa – Maori Women Leaders Share their Journeys
26 Oct 2018 WIN Site Tour: Northern Corridor Improvements Project
18 Oct 2018 Women's Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Otago/Southland
27 Sep 2018 Women's Infrastructure Network: Growing the Queenstown Chapter
18 Sep 2018 WIN Northland: Pūhoi to Warkworth Motorway
05 Sep 2018 WIN Auckland: Female Firsts Breakfast
21 Aug 2018 WIN Christchurch: Transferable Skills
10 Aug 2018 WIN Wellington: Speed Networking Breakfast
09 Aug 2018 WIN Waikato: Winter Warmer Networking Event
07 Aug 2018 WIN Northland: Capex Program, Te Mahi Hou
04 Jul 2018 WIN: Auckland Speed Networking Evening
12 Jun 2018 WIN Northland: Board Directorships - How to get the shoulder tap
29 May 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Wellington
21 May 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network - Leadership High Tea (Auckland)
08 May 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Waikato
19 Apr 2018 WIN: Christchurch Speed Networking Breakfast
12 Mar 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Northland
19 Feb 2018 Christchurch WIN Event - Increasing Workplace Diversity: Women in Leadership Roles
05 Dec 2017 Women in Infrastructure Network: Overcoming New Zealand’s Infrastructure Challenges
05 Sep 2017 Women in Infrastructure Network: Board Directorships - How to get the shoulder tap
31 Aug 2017 The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion in the Infrastructure sector
28 Aug 2017 WIN / IPENZ: Media Training evening
26 Jun 2017 Women in Infrastructure Network, Christchurch: Champions of Change
20 Apr 2017 Women's Infrastructure Network NZ: Board Directorships – How to Get the Shoulder Tap?
02 Mar 2017 Women's Infrastructure Network Cocktail function
06 Dec 2016 Women in Infrastructure Network Christmas Luncheon
09 Nov 2016 Women in Infrastructure Network - Wellington Luncheon
15 Sep 2016 Women in Infrastructure Luncheon - Auckland
15 Sep 2016 Women in Infrastructure Luncheon - Wellington




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