Over the next week, McCormack’s site managers and project teams will proudly wear pink high-visibility vests to underscore our support for equal rights and opportunities. We aim to encourage critical discussions on how our staff, clients, and contractors can change biases, stigmas, and perceptions of women in the industry and demonstrate support for equal opportunity. McCormack is committed to enhancing its female representation across the business, with International Women’s Day providing an occasion to reflect on and recognise the efforts made thus far in providing equal opportunities for women in the construction industry.

Currently, McCormack has a 31% female representation within the company, with 25% in management, 46% in office personnel, 26% in project teams, 9% in site teams, and 15% in trade teams. While we acknowledge that there is still work to be done, we are proud of our current representation and our continuous growth in this number each year. Construction remains Australia’s most male-dominated industry, with only 12% of the workforce identifying as female and less than 2% of on-site roles occupied by women.

McCormack continues to support women in the industry by raising awareness across our sites through our pink vest initiative in preparation for our upcoming International Women’s Day morning tea with guest speaker Lisa Martello. Lisa Martello is the Director of Infrastructure Delivery at HKA, a global professional services and advisory firm, and the lead for HKA’s infrastructure advisory business in Victoria. She is also an elected Board Director with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and the Chair of NAWIC’s national Diversity and Inclusion Portfolio. Lisa from NAWIC will provide valuable insights and discussion points on inspiring inclusion, a morning of inspiration and connection.

Lets #InspireInclusion to help forge a better, more inclusive world for women. Click here for more information.