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Women in the Trades: Breaking Barriers and Paving the Way for a More Inclusive Future
Kelly Ohlmus

Women in the Trades: Breaking Barriers and Paving the Way for a More Inclusive Future

We celebrate the incredible women who are breaking down barriers and making a difference with a career in the trade.

On International Women's Day, it's important to recognise the incredible contributions that women make to industries that have traditionally been male-dominated, such as the trades.

 

Women are breaking down barriers and paving the way for a more inclusive future in trades such as electricians, painters, carpenters, plumbers, and more.

We want to give a shoutout to some of our trade members who are making waves in the trades. We have Belinda, an electrician in the west of the country, who has a passion for solving complex electrical problems and improving energy efficiency and safety in homes. We also have Monica and Ann, two skilled painters who take pride in their work and bring a creative flair to every project they undertake.

It's not just the women in the trades who deserve recognition, but also the men who support and encourage them. It takes a collective effort to break down gender barriers and create a more inclusive environment for everyone.

We want to express our gratitude to all the tradesmen who have supported and mentored female trade professionals, helping them to grow and thrive in their careers. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed, and we appreciate all you do.

We also want to recognise the many women who work in trade businesses, many of them family-run, helping to keep these skills and traditions alive.

It's important to support women in the trades and to encourage more women to consider these careers as viable options. Women bring unique perspectives, skills, and ideas to the table, and their presence in the trades is vital to creating a more diverse and inclusive industry.

So on International Women's Day, we celebrate all the women working in a trade, breaking down barriers and inspiring the next generation of women to pursue careers in these fields. Keep up the amazing work!

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