The Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN), was launched by Infrastructure NZ at the Building Nations Symposium in October 2016. The purpose of this group is to increase the number of women in leadership roles, grow the visibility of women, and to provide a networking and support group for women in the infrastructure sector. In partnership with Infrastructure NZ, WIN hosts events, advocates for greater representation of women in the sector, and provides opportunities and tools, such as our LinkedIn group for women to connect with each other. We are proud to facilitate a diverse network of women at all levels working across the New Zealand infrastructure sector. WIN NZ is also connected to the global WIN network, operating in Canada, the USA, UK and Australia.
Over the last year, WIN has set up three chapters in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, with a fourth in the pipeline for Otago. WIN has hosted 10 events nationwide attracting over 500 attendees, and today, WIN has a nationwide membership of over 680 women.
As part of the 2017 work programme, the WIN Advisory Board undertook a survey on diversity and inclusion in the infrastructure sector. The results showed that the under representation of women is perceived as a real issue for the infrastructure industry, that many organisations have goals to increase the representation of women, however progress towards increasing representation of women is slow to moderate at best, and organisations need assistance on how to do this. WIN’s initiatives aim to address this need.
The current WIN Advisory Board members are as follows:
· Chair – Margaret Devlin, National Infrastructure Advisory Board
· Adrienne Miller, Watercare
· Linda Meade, Deloitte
· Louise Marsden, ACC
· Amy Barrett, Downer
· Parekawhia McLean, NZ Transport Authority
· Ariana Stuart, Kensington Swan
· Natalie McClew, EY
· Belinda de Zwart, Fulton Hogan
· Karen Kemp, Anthony Harper
· Sophie Dawson, EY
· Sarah Sinclair, Auckland Council
· Tracey Ryan, Beca
· Leeanne Carson-Hughes, Citycare
· Facilitated by Sarah Lang, Infrastructure NZ
How to Join WIN
Membership of WIN is complimentary for individuals employed by an Infrastructure New Zealand member organisation. If you are not currently employed by an Infrastructure New Zealand member, the annual Women in Infrastructure membership fee is $250 per annum. Members are eligible to attend all WIN events (nation-wide).
To join the WIN Network,
… if your organisation is a member of Infrastructure NZ, please email Natasha.
… if your organisation is not a member of Infrastructure NZ click here to register for the Women in Infrastructure Network.
(Please note: Women in Infrastructure membership is at the bottom of the registration page).