Welcome to the W Movement

Moving Construction Forward.

Welcome to the W Movement

Moving Construction Forward.

We are dedicated to advocating for and empowering Women in Construction.

We recognise the challenges, but we know that we are stronger and achieve better outcomes with greater diversity and more women in our workforce.

We are not here to just talk about change, we are here to take action, illuminate the path, and uncover opportunity. We lead by example and inspire those around us.

Welcome to the Movement.


Claire Jeffrey

Years in industry



Bachelor of Construction Management, Newcastle University


Bill Gates. He is a great problem solver in both business and philanthropy and he isn’t afraid to tackle the biggest challenges, which I find really inspiring.

Career Highlights

Phoenix Central Park. It’s the private art gallery and performance space of Judith Neilson, located in Chippendale in Sydney. We’ve had the privilege of working with two amazing architects, John Wardle Architects and Durbach Block Jaggers, on a truly once-in-a-lifetime project.

Claire Jeffrey

Our Principles

Developed by the UN Global Compact and UN Women, the principles offer a best in class framework on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

High-level corporate leadership

We have established company wide goals and targets for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Treat all genders fairly at work without discrimination

We foster an inclusive workplace culture that removes gender-based discrimination from all policies and practices.

Employee health, well-being and safety

We have established internal polices and procedures to prevent and address all forms of violence and sexual harassment at work.

Education and training for career advancement

We ensure equal access to and participation in all company-supported education and training programmes.

Enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices

We have established supplier diversity programmes and actively seek to expand business relationships with women-owned enterprises.

Community initiatives and advocacy

We support community initiatives through an annual giving program.

Measurement and reporting

We collect, analyse and use gender data to measure and report on results at all levels.


Connect with strong female role models within construction

We regularly run workshops, career information events and site tour days. If you would like us to visit your university or school or create a bespoke event for your community group, get in touch with us below.

Upcoming Event

Career in Construction - Webinar

If you are currently studying and or looking to start a career in construction, this event will be perfect for you!

Join FDC's Women in Construction Movement for their next webinar to hear about entryways and pathways into construction while extending your knowledge on roles within project management and expanding your network.

We will discuss our authentic commitment to gender diversity, current opportunities and the various construction career pathways including:
  • Paid cadetships - get paid and gain valuable experience while studying.
  • Paid graduate positions - including available roles and opportunities.
  • Job shadowing - observe a day in the life of your desired profession
  • Work experience - road test your future career, learn new skills on the job while gaining first-hand, real-world experience
  • Current opportunities

If the construction industry and the process of building spaces that inspire their end-users are an exciting prospect for you and you are a university or high-school student, parent, teachers, career advisors, industry professional, career changer or simply curious and want to learn more, please register


15th of August 2024
17:30 - 18:30



Details to be provided via email, closer to the date

Upcoming Event

Be inspired by others who are having an impact and making change for good.

Eliza McKeith, Design Manager

Eliza McKeith, Design Manager

My job is incredibly creative at times. The best part is working alongside a client to bring my ideas to life. It’s very special to see something you’ve been visualising for some time actually being built. One of my favourites was a project called BRP, which was more of an experimental office design. When it started, the client was going to stay in their existing office and just paint a few walls, but they ended up moving to a really nice building in the city and we did a full-floor fit out. It was an exciting project to be a part of.

Image credit: Toby Peet
Brittany Wells, Contracts Administrator

Brittany Wells, Contracts Administrator

I love how much I learn every day and that there are so many different aspects to my job, whether I’m working on data centres, understanding how buildings are created or getting an insight into engineering. A recent highlight was a project I was involved in at Oak Hill College. I went to school there, so to be able to come back and work there was really cool. To any woman considering a career in construction, I’d say don’t hesitate. If you're willing to put in the work and it’s something that you're passionate about, there are so many opportunities and pathways to success.

Image credit: Toby Peet

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