Infrastructure NZ, together with the WIN network and Beca are delighted to invite you to the launch of our new Waikato Women in Infrastructure Network (WIN) chapter.
At this meeting, we will hear how three leading Waikato women have overcome the challenge of being a woman leader in a male-dominated industry, what skills they have brought to the role and what tips and tricks they have for other women making their way in the Infrastructure sector. We will also be seeking expressions of interest for the new Waikato WIN Chapter Organising Committee.
Infrastructure New Zealand is the nation’s highly respected, peak infrastructure body. Our core purpose is to advance best practice in the development of world class transport, energy, water, telecommunications and social infrastructure for all New Zealanders. We do this through research, advocacy and public and private sector collaboration. Our members are leaders from diverse sectors across New Zealand but currently under-representation of women is a real issue for the infrastructure industry.
WOMENS' INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK (WIN)
In October 2016, Infrastructure NZ launched WIN 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 group for women to connect with each other.
WIN has set up four chapters in Northland, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with Waikato being the fifth. WIN has hosted events nationwide and today has a nationwide membership of over 650 women. We look forward to you joining the network!
Beca is kindly hosting a networking function where we will hear from NZ’s first Air NZ Woman Pilot Sue Truman, along with infrastructure leaders Margaret Devlin and Parekawhia McLean. Come along to network and meet other women from the Waikato Infrastructure Sector.