In this very special guest episode about women in construction, I talk to Tamika Smith who is the founder and director of Top 100 Women, who’s made it her mission to build up women in the construction industry. Top 100 Women supports women entering the industry, and gives them the support they need to build long and meaningful careers. Now people from the industry are flocking to Top 100 Women, to get the expertise and advice that can help them retain the women in their workforce. “We know the retention rates are quite low for women in construction,”
Tamika says. “Hence why we’re getting approached by a number of educational providers and large scale companies who want the support for their women.” Builders Academy Australia is proud to be partnered with Top 100 Women and be able to draw on the experience and expertise of someone like Tamika. When we spoke to Tamika recently, she shared how she got involved in building and construction, and how she’s helping to transform the future of our industry.
We talk about what women bring to the construction sector, how empathy can shape the way our industry can support a more inclusive approach. Tamika tells the story of humanity and support for those in need (Kelly's Story) and we discuss the role of women in the construction workforce moving forward.
Links to Tamika's sites are below:
Production by Deeelicious Beats
Music "Game Play" by Quality Quest
Podcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Production
Sponsors of the Podcast:
Rothoblaas is an Italian multinational with its roots in the Alpine region; a leading developer and provider of high technology solutions for all those involved in the construction with wood sector. Always engaged in finding solutions for the improvement of the sector, today Rothoblaas is one of the leading companies worldwide in the development of products and services dedicated to the wood carpentry industry, and continues to export know-how from the heart of the Italian Alps to the world.
International Association for Mass Timber Construction (IAMTC)
The International Association for Mass Timber Construction aims to promote and deliver value to its members and associated stakeholders through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy, thought-leadership, development for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing sectors, provide education, training/teaching and research in establishing a global mass timber construction sector across the five contents of the world.