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NATIONAL NAWIC SCHOLARSHIP EXPANDS OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION

he National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is accepting nominations for its inaugural Australia-wide NAWIC International Women’s Day Scholarship.



BY Lorenzo Logi

January 15th, 2014


The scholarship, valued at $14,000, provides funding for a research paper that challenges existing industry thinking and outlines practical recommendations to enhance the Australian property and construction industry.

The scholarship is generously funded by design furniture, lighting and accessory company, Corporate Culture.

“NAWIC is committed to being a positive instrument for change and supporting women in the industry. This scholarship is an integral part of NAWIC’s desire to build a diverse, dynamic and talented construction workforce,” says NAWIC’s National President, Jane Bateson.

“This scholarship is a fabulous opportunity for an individual to research a topic of interest, contribute to the industry and develop important skills that our industry is expecting from its workforce such as analytical thinking, leadership, innovation, influencing and public relations,” Ms Bateson explains.

In previous years, the scholarship was open only to women in the NSW construction industry. In 2013, Corporate Culture committed to fund a national scholarship for three years from 2014.

“Corporate Culture has supported NAWIC’s scholarship program for six years,” says Richard Munao, Corporate Culture’s founder and director.

“During this time, we’ve seen some impressive and ground-breaking research on topics from high density urban planning to pathways for tradeswomen. These research papers have driven debate and have had a measurable impact on women’s leadership opportunities in the construction industry.

“Corporate Culture looks forward to supporting more exceptional research this year,” Mr Munao concludes.

More information on the 2013 NAWIC International Women’s Day Scholarship program is available online: www.nawic.com.au

Applications will be accepted from around Australia until 5pm on Thursday 13 February 2014. Applicants will be assessed against a set of transparent criteria by a leading academic, an industry leader, the recipient of last year’s scholarship, and Corporate Culture’s Richard Munao.

Proposals can be submitted to: nawiciwd@outlook.com

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