TWIC Tea & Tour 2022

Our Taylor Women in Construction program, known as TWIC, recently enjoyed a High Tea with Indigenous catering company Goanna Hut, and a site tour of the John Cunningham Student Centre at The Scots College as part of the Tea & Tour event series. 

Taylor understands that women play a critical role in construction, and we’re actively working to drive gender balance across our business, and the industry. Through our sector-leading TWIC program, we work to strengthen the internal and industry connections for all female team members across all facets of the business.  

The TWIC Tea & Tour events are a great opportunity for the team to catch-up, meet new faces and learn more about active Taylor construction projects. 

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With site tours led by Jason Tulich, Project Manager, Gary Stein, Senior Site Manager, and Brad Crosier, Foreman, guests were shown around the impressive development. Weaving through multiple new learning spaces and formal function rooms on the upper level, the impressive Baronial design detailing could be referenced across the site. Attendees also had the opportunity to hear from Ben Folkard, General Manager – Refurbishment & Live Environments, on the unique and rewarding challenges arising from the 19th Century Scots Baronial style. With architectural authenticity carried through the stonework, masonry techniques, and use of materials such as slate, bronze, iron and lead, the learning centre’s design will complement the school’s existing suite of buildings.  

A High Tea tasting experience of modern Koori fusion was led by inspirational Indigenous chef, Jo-Ann Lee. Jo-Anne presented her signature mix of contemporary tastes with bush-tucker ingredients, a flavour-filled journey with every cup, sharing her Aboriginal culture and heritage with all. The Taylor team were treated to wattle seed scones with native quandong jam, to lemon myrtle cupcakes, raw vegan gourmet fudge wheels and more! 

Thanks to all involved in bringing this event to life. As we to return to the connection/positivity of face-to-face events, we look forward to hosting regular TWIC events in the future.