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 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.

WIN Initiatives

Over the last year, WIN has set up five chapters in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Wellington and Christchurch, with a sixth in the pipeline for Otago. 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



WIN Advisory Board Members

·         Chair – Margaret Devlin
·         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


WIN Chapter Committee Members

AUCKLAND:

  • (Chair) Grace Schaefer, McConnell Dowell
  • (Deputy) Jamie Cachine, Beca
  • Nicole Patterson, HRL Morrison & Co
  • Ngan Truong, AECOM
  • 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, WSP Opus
  • (Deputy) Letitia Garmonsway, WSP Opus
  • (Deputy) Jo Haskins, Beca
  • Jolanta Liutkute, WSP Opus
  • Jo Soanes, Boffa Miskell
  • Stephanie Glenn, WSP Opus
  • Rebecca Francis, WSP Opus

WELLINGTON:

  • (Chair) Nicky McIndoe, Kensington Swan
  • (Deputy) Fawziyah Khan, Beca
  • (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) Cherie Leckner, Fulton Hogan (Seconded to NCTIR)
  • Emily Cambridge, Beca
  • Ymke Blok, NCTIR
  • Isobel Oldfield, Stantec
  • Noelle Evans, Beca
  • Susan Keegan, EY


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).

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





Upcoming events

    • 21 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • EY Offices, Level 4, 93 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch
    Register

    Following the launch of the Christchurch Women’s Infrastructure (WIN) Chapter in February earlier this year, the Christchurch WIN network in partnership with Infrastructure NZ are delighted to invite you to an evening of discussion on “Transferable Skills”, featuring keynote speaker Sina Cotter-Tait and an industry panel, comprising of:

    ·         Di Walsh – GM People Fulton Hogan
    ·         Hannah Eastwood – Hays recruitment
    ·         Chris Maguire – Stantec

    The evening will focus on “Transferable Skills”, and will address topics such as:

    ·         Re-entering workforce after family – what to apply for?
    ·         Moving up in the world -  how to look for options that suit my skill set.
    ·         What are my skills?
    ·         How to move between companies, roles, even industries. 

    The event will commence with registration from 5pm, for a 5:30pm kick off. Sina Cotter-Tait will speak about her life experiences and insight on “Transferable Skills”, and a panel discussion will follow.  Kindly sponsored by EY, you are invited to enjoy nibbles and drinks from 6:30pm.

    To secure your place, please register your attendance online by Friday 17 August, 2018.


    • 05 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Kensington Swan offices, 18 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland Central
    Register

    Auckland Chapter WIN network in partnership with Infrastructure NZ and Kvest Investment Partners Group are delighted to invite you to our first breakfast event to hear a panel of inspirational women speak on how they worked their way to becoming ‘female firsts’ in their respective organisations.

    ·        Dr Troy Coyle – CEO for HERA
    ·        Michele Kernahan – CE of the Construction Division at Fletcher Building Ltd
    ·        Rebecca Strang, Aurecon – President of NZ Survey Institute

    Come along for a fun and inspiring breakfast session. Bring your business cards and any questions you might have for our panellists - whether it be about their organisations or how they overcame their own challenges.

    Numbers are restricted, so register now to reserve a seat at what is sure to be a popular event.

Past events

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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