Top 100 Women - Woman of the Week

Simone de Gale

Name: Simone de Gale Position: Chief Executive Officer Company: Simone de Gale Architects   What do you enjoy the most, working in the field of Construction & Development? I enjoy being able to design and realise my designs in the form of new buildings and beautiful interiors. The process is really exciting and it is…

Nicole Hopley

Name: Nicole Hopley Position: Bore Hole Technician (Qualification: Fitter and Machinist) Company: Mancala and Founder of Beautiful Trades Guild   What do you enjoy the most, working in the field of Construction & Development? The ownership I get to have when undertaking repairs on machinery. Knowing that other tradesmen send faulty machinery to me, and…

Elizabeth Lancaster

Name: Elizabeth Lancaster Position: Vice President, Portfolio Management Company: Brookfield   What do you enjoy the most, working in the field of Construction & Development? I enjoy seeing how forethought and skilfully engineered solutions, whether it be deal origination or the vision for unlocking and reimagining a site, can position an asset so that it…

Alice Bright

Name: Alice Bright Position: Submissions Manager – North Western Program Alliance Company: John Holland Group   What do you enjoy the most, working in the field of Construction & Development? I enjoy the people I work with as well as the diversity the construction industry presents. Being at a company such as John Holland has allowed…

Michelle Hands

Name: Michelle Hands Position: Engineer Company: NJ Engineering   What do you enjoy the most, working in the field of Construction & Development? I love the fast-paced environment and all the challenges that it brings. Being able to solve problems in a team is wonderful.   Where do you see life in the next 5…

Sue Wairimu

Name: Sue Wairimu Position: Project Engineer Company: University of Nairobi, Maker Space   What do you enjoy the most, working in the field of Construction & Development? Turning Ideas to awesome projects that have an impact to people. The reason why I choose construction in the first place was because of the magic in the…

Kiki Makrogiannis

Name: Kiki Makrogiannis Position: Founder Company: KIKI Enterprises – MIC DROP MEDIA   What do you enjoy the most, working in the field of Construction & Development? My aim is to help construction, building and trade businesses across Australia with personalised branding, digital and marketing solutions! I’ve always had a strong passion about helping people…

Cecily McGuckin

Name: Cecily McGuckin Position: CEO / Managing Director Company: Queensland Steel & Sheet Pty Ltd   What do you enjoy the most, working in the field of Construction & Development? Being the only female CEO in my industry I have enjoyed being part of creating the diversity in a male dominated world. Women have such…

Emma Foster

Name: Emma Foster Company: SHAPE Australia & Women in Design and Construction (WIDAC) Position: (1)  Project Coordinator (2)  General Manager – NSW   What do you enjoy the most, working in the field of Construction & Development? Construction, for me, is the perfect amalgamation of creativity, tangible problem solving, team coordination and people working together. After…

Michele Adair

Name: Michele Adair Company: The Housing Trust Position: Chief Executive Officer   Who inspired you to get where you are today? Like many women, I was first inspired by my mum who, among other things, served in the Air Force during WW2. My father died suddenly when he was only 46. We were very lucky…