Investing in Inclusion

InvestinginInclusion

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8 March 2024

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In 1999, five Hutchies’ women embarked in a white stretch limo to the inaugural Ladies Weekend at Alexandra Headland on the Sunny Coast.

Back then, the construction industry was quite different. Hutchies had 15 (7.5%) women, a number that has now grown to 230 (12.3%) strong and is represented across every part of our business today – both on and off site. Fast forward another 25 years, and the landscape will have transformed yet again.

This year, International Women’s Day (IWD) coincides with the 25th anniversary of Hutchies’ Ladies Weekend, which has kicked off today back where it all began – Alexandra Headland. IWD serves as a significant occasion to acknowledge the evolution of women’s rights and celebrate the achievements and progress toward equality.

12.3%

Women at Hutchies

25th Year

Hutchies' Ladies Weekend

6%

On site workforce are female

1999 Ladies' Weekend

1999 Ladies' Weekend

2024 Ladies' Weekend

2024 Ladies' Weekend

The theme for IWD this year is ‘Inspire Inclusion’, recognising the unique perspectives and contributions of women from diverse backgrounds. It aligns with the UN Women’s IWD theme of ‘Invest in Women’, both of which have significant meaning to Hutchies.

Inclusivity at Hutchies means we have many more women in highly skilled roles on and off site. As one of the industry’s largest on site, trade based workforces, Hutchies encourages and supports an increasing number of women in their pursuit of rewarding project based roles. We have triple the industry average of women already in site based roles.

Our company culture is underpinned by inclusion and respect. Investing in our people, irrespective of their gender, is not a difficult decision because we genuinely believe that diversity makes Hutchies better. We achieve this through a genuine and organic approach, fostering opportunities for women to build careers with us. It all starts with our investment in grass roots initiatives such as school based programs, apprenticeships and cadetships, ongoing upskilling and training, and employment security.

Making it easier for young women to enter the industry and showcasing the construction field as a great career for both men and women alike that’s how we make true progress in achieving a more diverse range of people in an industry that’s traditionally male dominated.

KateLucarelli,ProjectManager/Hutchies
Kate Lucarelli, Project Manager

Kate Lucarelli, Project Manager

We believe that fostering opportunities and breaking down barriers is essential for building a stronger, more inclusive construction industry. Hutchies is committed to creating pathways for everyone, regardless of gender, to be their best in this dynamic industry.

Kellie Williams

KellieWilliams

Director

Cassie Sherry

CassieSherry

SeniorContractAdministrator

Chantelle Love

ChantelleLove

HSEManager

Demi Carter

DemiCarter

HSEManager

Monica  Stipancic

MonicaStipancic

Peggy

Georgie Laverick

GeorgieLaverick

ProjectManager

Jessica Carr

JessicaCarr

OficeCoordinator

Joanne Simpson

JoanneSimpson

Estimator/CostPlanner

Rachel Hutchinson

RachelHutchinson

ContractAdministrator

Josie Ko

JosieKo

ContractAdministrator

Kaew Bangsakun

KaewBangsakun

DesignManager

Tami Flach

TamiFlach

Cranes&HoistsAdministrator

Stephanie Fitzpatrick

StephanieFitzpatrick

TeamCoordinator

Maggie Wilson

MaggieWilson

Estimator

Deana Zerafa

DeanaZerafa

OfficeManager

Kate Lucarelli

KateLucarelli

ProjectManager

Rebecca Cayzer

RebeccaCayzer

Estimator

Erin Richardson

ErinRichardson

Foreman

Ishbel Macaulay

IshbelMacaulay

SubmissionsManager

Sarah Smith

SarahSmith

ContractAdministrator

Jo Eggleton

JoEggleton

ESDAdministrator

Kirsty Fraser

KirstyFraser

ESDAdministrator

Briar Blackmore

BriarBlackmore

ProjectManager

Jamie Spooner

JamieSpooner

HSEQSystemsManager

Bree Hoek

BreeHoek

PostCompletionCommercialManager

Rhonda Pye

RhondaPye

EstimatingCoordinator

Katrina Stack

KatrinaStack

ResourceDevelopmentManager

Stacey McCracken

StaceyMcCracken

OfficeAdministrator

Penny Hoolihan

PennyHoolihan

Director&InvestmentManager

Lyeal Raggatt

LyealRaggatt

ContractManager

Evelyn De Jesus

EvelynDeJesus

AccountsReceivable

Desmier Nairn

DesmierNairn

ConstructionFinanceManager

Lu Yin

LuYin

Accountant

Amy Gates

AmyGates

ProcurementManager

Shannon Scott

ShannonScott

NationalHSECoordinator