LAINA CHAN

Name: Laina Chan Position: Barrister Company: Melbourne TEC Chambers/2 Selborne Chambers What do you enjoy the most, working in the field of construction & development? I enjoy the complexity and technical aspects of construction law. I relate to the engineering and architectural aspects of each construction project which are a good fit with my other…

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$1 BILLION APPRENTICESHIP WAGE SUBSIDY REQUIRES MORE WOMEN TO PUT THEIR HANDS UP FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Wage subsidies for new apprenticeships will help thousands of school leavers find work in a post-COVID economy, but industry leaders say the plan risks leaving women behind. The $1.2 billion plan unveiled by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday will provide wage subsidies of 50 per cent to businesses taking on new apprentices from Monday,…

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“THE WORK, INITIATIVES AND AWARENESS THAT TOP 100 WOMEN IS UNDERTAKING ARE CREATING A MUCH NEEDED SHIFT IN ENCOURAGING WOMEN TO CONSIDER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. THIS IS A JOURNEY BUILDERS ACADEMY AUSTRALIA IS DEFINITELY WANTING TO SUPPORT AND BE A PART OF.”

Who you are and what you do? My name is Ali Musai and I am the National Sales and Operations Manager at Builder’s Academy Australia (BAA). BAA is a Registered Training Organisation (RT0 ID 21583) and is part of the Simonds Group. This includes Simonds Homes, one of Australia’s largest builders of detached housing in…

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EMBRACING DIVERSITY, INCREASING INCLUSION: 3 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR ORGANIZATION MORE WELCOMING FOR ALL

People often speak of “diversity” and “inclusion” as if they were interchangeable words, but the truth is that they’re very different concepts. When we speak of workplace diversity, we’re talking about the presence—or absence—of people from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, age brackets, geographic locations, and religious traditions with an assortment of physical…

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“TOP 100 WOMEN BRINGS PASSIONATE WOMEN IN THE HEAVY INDUSTRY TOGETHER AS AN ONLINE COMMUNITY. IT’S AWESOME THAT MEMBERS ARE SHOWCASED TO ORGANISATIONS WHO WANT TO INCREASE THEIR FEMALE PARTICIPATION AND MAY NOT KNOW WHAT TALENT IS OUT THERE. THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS WE CAN MOVE THE DIAL TO SEE MORE WOMEN ENTER OUR INDUSTRY AND STAY FOR A LIFETIME BY SUPPORTING THEM WITH TOOLS LIKE THIS PLATFORM.”

Top 100 Women brings passionate women in the heavy industry together as an online community. It’s awesome that members are showcased to organisations who want to increase their female participation and may not know what talent is out there. There are so many ways we can move the dial to see more women enter our…

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