‘Building WOMEN, Not Just HOUSES’
The Top 100 Women addresses not only gender equality within the sector, but chats to some of the leading businesses within the Country about what they are doing to assist in Social & Affordable Housing.

For long it has been overlooked that Women over 55 are actually the largest group on the Social Housing waitlist. Which is made up of approx. 200,000 people & families in need of a home.

The companies on the panel have successfully tackled diversity in their own business’s and are now also paving the way to fill the gap in the housing market. A successful operation in this particular segment not only assists women of this age but addresses a problem of diversity as a whole. It’s one thing to say we need more women within the industry, but what are we doing with the women we have?

Better yet, what are we doing as a whole, to help house the over 60% of the social housing waitlist which make up our Mothers & Grandmothers?

Location: Hordern Pavilion and Royal Hall of Industries, 1 Driver Avenue, Moore Park, NSW

Date: Friday 15 March 2019

Timing: 12:00pm – 1:00pm AEDT


  • Tamika Smith, Chair, Top 100 Women

Panellists include:

  • Jan Berriman – Director of National Housing YWCA Australia
  • John McKenna – Chief Executive Officer North Coast Community Housing
  • Leonie King – Chief Executive Officer City West Housing
  • Merril Hotchkin – Head of People and Business Improvement Merticon

Topics include:

  • Companies who have successfully reached a 50% ratio of Women within their organisations
  • Addressing gender diversity from an overall approach from millennials to Social housing
  • The current state of the residential building sector and where we are headed.
  • How do we break the cycle?
  • Where do we start?

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