Choose to Challenge

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s theme of #ChooseToChallenge is strikingly relevant for construction because the industry is still an extremely male-dominated environment. With women making up just 12 per cent of the construction workforce, this statistic alone can be a constraint in attracting women into the sector.

The Australian Constructors Association and our members are committed to improving diversity in the construction industry. We strongly believe that improved diversity, particularly gender diversity, will have a profound and positive impact on the culture of our industry, our interaction with key stakeholders and the success of our businesses and projects.

In late 2020, the ACA made 10 commitments where our members can drive positive change. Improving diversity is one of these commitments. We commit to creating a more diverse workforce by identifying and removing the current barriers to diversity and to proactively improving the attractiveness of the industry to our future employees.

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021, we have developed a short video highlighting our commitment to and progress in achieving a more sustainable construction industry. We acknowledge there is still a long way to go but we are committed to change.

View the video