Cecily McGuckin

Name: Cecily McGuckin Company: Queensland Steel & Sheet Pty Ltd Position: CEO / Managing Director 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 amazing…

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…

Florence Drummond

Name: Florence Drummond Company: Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia Position: Co-Founder and Managing Director   Who inspired you to get where you are today? I have been blessed with so many resilient women in my lifetime. Being raised within a matriarchal culture, my amazing grandmothers, aunties and sisters have been influential in who…

Shelby Hood

Name: Shelby Hood Company: Hettich Position: BDM Architectural Consultant   Who inspired you to get where you are today and what is your greatest accomplishment? The reason for my chosen career stems back to my childhood. I am the daughter of a builder and have 2 brothers who are both builders, therefore it would be…

Courtney Cook

Name: Courtney Cook Company: Queensland Health Position: Contracts Manager, Capital Project Delivery   Who inspired you to get where you are today? In my nearly 12 years in this industry, I have drawn inspiration from all the women in my life both privately and professionally. Professionally, by the women quietly achieving in their field, sidestepping…

Kylie Bradley

Name: Kylie Bradley Company: CDM Smith Position: Principal Environmental Scientist   Who inspired you to get where you are today? I’ve been lucky enough to have some people in my life during my career who have inspired me and helped me realise that I have the skills to be able to contribute to this industry.…

Helen Armstrong

Name: Helen Armstrong Company: House of Stars and The Energy Lady Position: Owner and Founder   Who inspired you to get where you are today? I am inspired by the People; Humanity and Nature, Globally. The relationship between the environment and humanity is one of interdependence—each affects the other. As the first female labourer employed…

Jennifer Macquarie

Name: Jennifer Macquarie Company: Fountaindale Group Position: Director Who inspired you to get where you are today I have been inspired throughout my career by the many people I have worked who have great integrity and generosity of spirit. These are the qualities that are needed in the development industry to create great communities that…

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Sarah Zahradnik

Name: Sarah Zahradnik Company: NH Architecture Position: Architect and Published Author Who inspired you to get where you are today? My mentors are those who have inspired me throughout my career in Architecture, working in offices in Australia, Brazil, Mexico and Germany. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it hadn’t been for them recognising…