At Taylor, we proactively advocate for women in construction and have a zero-tolerance policy towards harassment and violence on all our project sites, extending to the hundreds of subcontractors we employ every day. We see our projects as opportunities to provide training and education for underrepresented groups. Taylor recently hosted a group of female refugees on site who are fleeing from violent situations to seek employment and security in our industry.
We listened to their issues and concerns as they navigate cultural and language barriers as well as the challenges for all women in construction – primarily poor behaviours and a lack of flexibility for all workers to reasonably manage families and work. Read the full story here. There is still a long way to go, and we are constantly challenging the way we do things being brave enough to ask the questions needed to move forward.
As the Event Sponsor, we would like to thank the panel of industry leaders:
Anthony Boyd, CEO of Frasers Property Australia
Campbell Hanan, Group CEO & Managing Director of Mirvac
Karen Bevan, CEO of Full Stop Australia
Andrew Hinchliff, Group Executive, Institutional Banking and Markets of Commonwealth Bank Australia
We would also like to thank the Champions of Change Coalition and the Property Council of Australia, with whom we have proudly partnered with for over a decade. Their commitment to raising awareness about such vital issues sets a benchmark for us all.
Together, we can lead change in our industry. You can join us to take action in your workplace by contacting organisations such as Full Stop Australia and Our Watch.