Women's Infrastructure Network NZ


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 site. 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. You can access the WIN Canada website here or their Montreal/Quebec Chapter LinkedIn site here.


WIN Initiatives

Over the last year, WIN has set up seven chapters in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Christchurch, Otago and Queenstown. WIN has hosted events nationwide and today has a nationwide membership of over 1000 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.

Women in Focus

WIN NZ has been established to grow the visibility of women in the infrastructure sector and is open to women of all levels. Every month we will be profiling a different woman working in a different part of the infrastructure sector. If you would like to be featured, please contact Natasha or phone 09 377 5570 for more details.

Profiles To Date:

Amy Barrett, Downer
Parekawhia McLean, NZ Transport Agency
Margaret Devlin, Chair WIN
Julie Bukutu, Housing New Zealand
Ariana Stuart, Kensington Swan
Adrienne Miller
Louise Marsden, ACC
Anna Bridgman, Stantec
Marija Batistich, Kensington Swan
Cherie Leckner, Fulton Hogan
Grace Schaefer, McConnell Dowell
Nicky McIndoe, Kensington Swan
Elizabeth Mardell (Nee Murray), Deloitte
Leeanne Carson-Hughes, Citycare 
Tracey Ryan, Beca
Eloise Lonnberg-Shaw, Kinetic Environmental
Maire Lenihan, Stantec
Linda Meade, Deloitte

WIN Events Calendar:




WIN Advisory Board Members

·         Chair – Margaret Devlin
·         Adrienne Miller, Consultant
·         Linda Meade, Deloitte
·         Louise Marsden, ACC
·         Amy Barrett, Downer
·         Parekawhia McLean, NZ Transport Authority
·         Ariana Stuart, Kensington Swan
·         Natalie McClew, Consultant
·         Di Walsh, 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


WIN Chapter Committee Members

AUCKLAND:

  • (Chair) Grace Schaefer, McConnell Dowell
  • (Deputy) Jamie Cachine, Beca
  • Nicole Patterson, HRL Morrison & Co
  • Ngan Truong, Auckland Council
  • Natalie Amos, Kensington Swan
  • Angeli Paglinawan, Harrison Grierson
  • Lara Al-Hassany, Beca
  • Nina Tropina, Arup

NORTHLAND:

  • (Chair) Tanya Sealy-Swain, ANZ
  • Michelle Stephenson, IPL
  • Nicola Hartwell, WRMK Lawyers
  • Kayla Pattinson, Fulton Hogan
  • Fiona Bycroft, McKay
  • Josie Boyd, Northpower
  • Arden Hermans, Fulton Hogan
  • Laura Devcich, Opus
  • Imogen Webb, Fulton Hogan
  • Kathleen McMullen, Opus

WAIKATO:

  • (Chair) Eloise Lonnberg-Shaw, Kinetic Environmental
  • (Deputy) Letitia Garmonsway, WSP Opus
  • (Deputy) Jo Haskins, Beca
  • Alaina Soanes, Tompkins Wake
  • Jackie Colliar, Hamilton City Council
  • Jo Soanes, Boffa Miskell
  • Stephanie Glenn, WSP Opus
  • Rebecca Francis, WSP Opus

WELLINGTON:

  • (Chair) Nicky McIndoe, Kensington Swan
  • (Deputy) Emma Baines, KPMG
  • Tallulah Kaegi, Aurecon
  • Hannah Liddell, Beca
  • Lynley Hutton, Advisian
  • Kerry Griffiths, AECOM
  • Anna Bridgman, Stantec
  • Hayley Ellison, Harrison Grierson
  • Elizabeth Mardell, Deloitte
  • Emily Barrington, Ministry of Defence


CHRISTCHURCH:

  • (Chair) Susan Keegan, EY
  • Emily Cambridge, Beca
  • Ymke Blok, Spraymarks
  • Isobel Oldfield, Stantec
  • Noelle Evans, Beca
  • Julia Riding, GHD


OTAGO/SOUTHLAND:

  • (Chair) Anna Flower, BNZ
  • Olivia Heer, WSP Opus
  • Pam Wilson, Calibre
  • Chelsea McGaw, Dunedin City Council
  • Suzanne Benham, Aurora Energy
  • Karen Middleton, Westpac
  • Nicole Fleming, Aurora Energy
  • Celeste Brown, Anderson Lloyd
  • Bree Taylor-Blair, Westpac
  • Emma Burke, Gallaway Cook Allan
  • Bronwyn Coombe, BNZ
  • Rose Hinchey, BNZ


Event Gallery


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 $290 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).

To find out more about WIN, please contact sarah.lang@infrastructure.org.nz.





Upcoming events

    • 25 Feb 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS PHILOMEL
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    The Women's Infrastructure Network (WIN), Auckland Government Women's Network, and the Deputy Chief of the Royal NZ Navy warmly invite you to visit the Devonport Naval Base. Understand what takes place at the home of the Navy and what it’s like to be a military woman in the New Zealand Defence Force.

    Hear from the Deputy Chief of Navy, a senior woman Naval Captain, the Commanding Officer of the OTAGO and a senior Estate Manager on what it takes to deliver an “Integrated Defence Force” – being a connected, coordinated and agile military organisation.

    AGENDA

    10:30am - Ferry to Devonport
    11:00am - Arrival on base, security procedures
    11:30am - Introductions and speeches
    12:30pm - Galley Lunch
    1:30pm - Guided tour of base
    3:00pm - Conclusion
    3:30pm - Ferry to Auckland

    Please register by Friday, 8 February. Please note spaces are limited and restricted to two representatives per organisation.

    • 06 Mar 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Tonkin and Taylor, 105 Carlton Gore Rd, Newmarket, Auckland, 1023
    • 32
    Register

    WIN Auckland, in partnership with Tonkin + Taylor and Arup, warmly invite you to come along to our first event of the year. This year we are supporting Dress for Success whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

    Our speakers for the evening are Andrea Brabant, Technical Director of Planning for Tonkin and Taylor and Liz Halsted, Urban and Transport Planner for Arup who will give their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for planning for liveable and sustainable cities such as Auckland.

    Following this, we will hear Margot Minett Earwaker, Board Chairwoman, speak about the mission of Dress for Success and the positive contribution it has made to helping women get back into the workforce. We also invite Dita Russel, Liability Claim Specialist, speak about her story and her experience with Dress for Success; and how her journey begins.

    This social event will be a fantastic way to broaden your professional and personal networks - you'll find a great mix of people from a variety of sectors in the infrastructure industry. Please come along and support WIN and Dress for Success.

    Networking and refreshments to follow, provided thanks to the generosity of our sponsor Arup. 

    To support the Dress for Success organisation, we encourage attendees to please bring either preloved handbags or jewellery along to the event, which we will deliver to Dress for Success. If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, please go to the Dress for Success website, or bring cash as we are accepting donations at the door.

    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Fulton Hogan Northland, 21 Hewlett Street, Port Whangarei, Whangarei
    Register

    WIN Northland in partnership with Fulton Hogan warmly invite you to our first event of the year. Nicola Hartwell from WRMK Lawyers, will provide a presentation on liability under the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015, followed by a mock scenario demonstrating how a prosecution would unfold in court. 

    This event will promote thought on the balance that should be struck to eliminate or reduce risks in the workplace, together with an insight into the court process following a breach of the Act. The audience will act as the jury as we put one of our WIN Northland committee members on the stand.

    The evening will be a great eye opener as well as a fun and interactive social event. Come and see whether the defendant is found guilty or not guilty and what the consequences of failing to follow simple Health and Safety rules can result in.

    Networking and refreshments will follow, provided thanks to the generosity of our sponsor Fulton Hogan.

Past events

13 Feb 2019 WIN Waikato: Site Visit: Huntly Section of Waikato Expressway
08 Dec 2018 WIN Otago/Southland: Pre-Christmas Get Together
28 Nov 2018 WIN Wellington: Women Leading the Way in Sustainability
26 Nov 2018 WIN Christchurch: High Tea Leadership Event
22 Nov 2018 WIN Queenstown: Committee Establishment Breakfast
01 Nov 2018 WIN Government House: Normalising Diversity in the Infrastructure Sector
31 Oct 2018 WIN Waikato Breakfast: Wahine Toa – Maori Women Leaders Share their Journeys
26 Oct 2018 WIN Site Tour: Northern Corridor Improvements Project
18 Oct 2018 Women's Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Otago/Southland
27 Sep 2018 Women's Infrastructure Network: Growing the Queenstown Chapter
18 Sep 2018 WIN Northland: Pūhoi to Warkworth Motorway
05 Sep 2018 WIN Auckland: Female Firsts Breakfast
21 Aug 2018 WIN Christchurch: Transferable Skills
10 Aug 2018 WIN Wellington: Speed Networking Breakfast
09 Aug 2018 WIN Waikato: Winter Warmer Networking Event
07 Aug 2018 WIN Northland: Capex Program, Te Mahi Hou
04 Jul 2018 WIN: Auckland Speed Networking Evening
12 Jun 2018 WIN Northland: Board Directorships - How to get the shoulder tap
29 May 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Wellington
21 May 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network - Leadership High Tea (Auckland)
08 May 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Waikato
19 Apr 2018 WIN: Christchurch Speed Networking Breakfast
12 Mar 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Northland
19 Feb 2018 Christchurch WIN Event - Increasing Workplace Diversity: Women in Leadership Roles
05 Dec 2017 Women in Infrastructure Network: Overcoming New Zealand’s Infrastructure Challenges
05 Sep 2017 Women in Infrastructure Network: Board Directorships - How to get the shoulder tap
31 Aug 2017 The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion in the Infrastructure sector
28 Aug 2017 WIN / IPENZ: Media Training evening
26 Jun 2017 Women in Infrastructure Network, Christchurch: Champions of Change
20 Apr 2017 Women's Infrastructure Network NZ: Board Directorships – How to Get the Shoulder Tap?
02 Mar 2017 Women's Infrastructure Network Cocktail function
06 Dec 2016 Women in Infrastructure Network Christmas Luncheon
09 Nov 2016 Women in Infrastructure Network - Wellington Luncheon
15 Sep 2016 Women in Infrastructure Luncheon - Auckland
15 Sep 2016 Women in Infrastructure Luncheon - Wellington




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