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Women in Civil

Become part of CCF WA's Women in Civil network today! 

Be part of our Women in Civil network and get exclusive access to niche infrastructure industry networking events, news, support and programs. 

Email us to find out more and join!

Women in Civil Mentoring Program

The Women in Civil Mentoring Program is a professionally designed and delivered development program for women Mentees in the Western Australian civil infrastructure industry who seek support, guidance and professional growth.

Mentees are paired with a highly experienced Mentor who is willing to commit time and energy to help the Mentee with their professional development.

CCF WA works with leadership development organisation Modal to deliver the program, which is facilitated by Rechelle Hawkes AM, former Hockeyroos Captain and three-time Olympic gold medalist.

This program assists Mentees develop skills in areas including goal setting, understanding personality styles, network building, how to identify and confront challenges, and industry understanding and confidence.

Over the past few years we’ve been been hearing how the Mentoring Programs have literally been changing lives. Only a few weeks ago at our last breakfast, one of the mentees from the program told us that such were the personal skills and confidence she gained from the mentoring program, she viewed it as a turning point in her career.

For the 2024 Mentoring Program, we have secured funding from the Transport Portfolio – so this year’s program will have a transport focus. We’ll be seeking to help develop of the careers of young professional female mentees; engineers, estimators, contract administrators, communications professionals, HSEQ specialists, etc.

One of our biggest hurdles is finding senior people to be mentors; because the best mentors tend to be very busy people! However, if you can find the time, please consider applying to be a mentor. It's very rewarding, and a real and practical way to further gender diversity in our industry.

Interested? Please get in touch today!

The 2024 Women in Civil Mentoring Program is proudly supported by Kais Hire and the Department of Transport.

Example Program overview from last year:

 2023 Program Overview


‘Meeting all the confident and strong women in the program definitely inspired me to want to aim higher in my career and be more involved in the industry. I feel I have gained a lot more confidence throughout this program, in being able to speak up at work and how I present myself.’ 

 2022 Mentoring Program mentee

‘What I have learnt from the workshops has allowed me to become more comfortable and confident in my workplace. I am far more comfortable to suggest changes in the workplace and have those “difficult conversations” than I was before this program.’ 

– 2022 Mentoring Program mentee

‘(The mentee) had a noticeable improvement in her self-confidence and also self-awareness as a manager which allowed her to understand and work on areas of improvement. Overall, I felt this was a fantastic program.’ 

 2022 Mentoring Program mentor 

Women in Civil Events

CCF WA's Women in Civil sundowners and breakfasts are the ideal networking opportunity for women in civil construction.


2024 Women in Civil Lunch

Join us in on Friday, July 5, 2024 to support #WomeninCivil, catch up with your industry peers and expand your network at our first Women in Civil event for the year. We will be joined by special guest speaker Ashlee Harrison, CEO at zero2hero. Plus, there will be a lively panel discussion facilitated by Rebecca Reeves, General Manager - WA/NT Concrete at Holcim Australia. The panel will include Amanda Branley, Chief Procurement Officer - Finance and Contracts at Public Transport Authority, and Rechelle Hawkes AM, Consultant at MODAL, three-time Olympic gold-medal winner and former Captain of the Hockeyroos. Tickets are now on sale!

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2023 Women in Civil Summer Sundowner

On December 6, 2023 we celebrated Women in Civil at the annual Women in Civil Summer Sundowner, proudly supported by our Women in Civil Partner Kais Hire supported by Alcolizer Technology and Cbus Super Fund. A huge thank you to Sharon Kais, James Moore, Natasha McCulloch and their teams plus Civil Train WA for providing the door prizes, and to all 150 attendees (our biggest ever - again!) for making it such a wonderful event to end the year on.

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2023 Women in Civil Winter Sundowner

Our Women in Civil Winter Sundowner was held on June 8, 2023, at the Construction Training Fund’s Construction Futures Centre. Attendees enjoyed the opportunity to experience all the Centre's interactive games and features while networking. Thanks to our Women in Civil Partner Kais Hire and Assignar for sponsoring the event.

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2023 Women in Civil Breakfast

It was a busy morning on Wednesday, March 15 for the CCF WA team, hosting the sold-out 2023 Women in Civil Breakfast supported by Kais Hire, Sitech WA and Downer Group. We were joined by a crowd of 300 at The Westin Perth to hear from special guest speakers Belinda Stopic and Rebecca Reeves, who covered industry stats, practical career and life advice for women aspiring to advance their career in civil, and a reminder to leaders to mentor and sponsor women within their own organisations. Jackie Taylor also spoke to her experience as a Mentee in the 2022 Women in Civil Mentoring Program, and the graduating cohort was presented with their certificates of completion by Belinda Stopic representing the State Government Transport Portfolio, major funder of the Mentoring Program. Thanks to Department of Transport, Western Australia, Kais Group , Cbus Super Fund and Whittens for sponsoring the 2022 Women in Civil Mentoring Program. Thank you once again to our speakers, sponsors and suppliers, and a big thank you to all who attended for supporting the Women in Civil initiative. We hope everyone who attended the event took away something valuable, whether it be an insight, a reminder or a connection.

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2022 Women in Civil Winter Sundowner:

It was lovely to see so many new and familiar faces networking, posing for drawings by artist Ash Von, and enjoying the surrounds of the spectacular Hackett Hall under Otto the blue whale for the Women in Civil Sundowner at the WA Museum Boola Bardip on June 23, 2022. We also heard from Rechelle Hawkes AM about the upcoming 2022 Women in Civil Mentoring Program. And as always, thank you to our Women in Civil Partner and event Major Sponsor Kais Hire Pty Ltd for your continued support of Women in Civil.

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2022 Women in Civil Breakfast

Attracting, retaining and promoting women working in the civil construction industry was the issue of the day at the CCF WA Women in Civil Breakfast on April 29, 2022. Special guest speakers included Minister for Women’s Interests Simone McGurk, Champions of Change Coalition Program Director Tania Cecconi, and Clough Vice President of Strategy and Development, APAC Carl Titchmarsh. Minister McGurk has led the State Government’s Plan for Gender Equality, while Ms Cecconi has been instrumental in shifting the conversation in WA from fixing women to fixing workplaces, and Mr Titchmarsh spoke off the back of Clough’s second Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citation by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Our 2021 Women in Civil Mentors and Mentees were also presented with their certificates of completion for the program. Thanks to all who attended, and to our Women in Civil Partner Kais Hire and supporting sponsors CJD Equipment and Sitech WA.

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2021 Women in Civil Sundowner

CCF WA kicked off summer and the festive season with a Women in Civil Sundowner on December 2, 2021, surrounded by some very impressive machinery at our Women in Civil Partner Kais Hire's headquarters. Thank you to our Major Sponsor and host Kais Hire and supporting sponsors Cbus Super and Alcolizer Technology, and to the 120+ women and men who joined us and made it another fantastic CCF WA event.

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The Women in Civil initiative is for all women, including anyone who identifies as a woman, and non-binary people. All are welcome at Women in Civil (and all CCF WA) events.  

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