In the news: Buildcorp’s Jospehine Sukkar talks women in construction

Feb 11, 2016 | News, Careers, Thought Leadership


Feb 11, 2016 | News, Careers, Thought Leadership

9 FEBRUARY 2016: The Australian Financial Review has this week featured an article ‘Buildcorp looks at other sectors to attract more women’ that reports on property industry views regarding workplace gender diversity. Buildcorp’s own Josephine Sukkar talks to journalist Michael Bleby to provide insight from the perspective of a construction business.

Josephine discusses Buildcorp’s ideas and approach to attract more women into the sector, including: 

A spot quiz of women in Buildcorp’s Brisbane office – from where Sukkar spoke to The Australian Financial Review – reveals graduates from disciplines as varied as property development, town planning and interior design. Men, she says, are far more likely to take the “more linear” of a building or construction management degree. 

“If I want to attract more women into my business, I’m having to look to other sectors,” she says. “I’m looking to other sectors for women to retrain.”

Proudly, the lead image for the article includes the Buildcorp team that headed-up QIC’s Market Place project (Hyperdome) in Queensland which includes Kelly Pranskunas, Jae Gripske and Christina Roud, as well as Sue Turpie and Josephine Sukkar.

Read the full article here:  

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