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Awesome Women in Construction (AWIC) is a not for profit association, providing a supportive community to women working in the construction industry. We help our members and the wider community through personal and professional development to build confidence and raise profile and offer a platform to showcase the organisations these women represent.

AWIC provides a variety of networking opportunities across South East Queensland at different times of the day, so, it’s easy for everyone to find an opportunity to come along. Our members represent small independent businesses to global organisations. They work for multi-national corporations and state-based building companies.

The Team

The AWIC advisory board and committee have collectively been working for the construction industry for over 80 years and have a broad skill set including breaking down barriers, stereotypes and breaking ‘the glass ceiling’.

They have all led their own teams providing encouragement to women to step away or outside of what is expected and create their own path. They have provided mentoring, leadership and development to internal and external teams.

“What began as simply an idea has grown beyond what I originally envisioned and AWIC now has an advisory board in place to ensure we become increasingly visible advocates for Women in Construction. I am incredibly proud and excited for the future of AWIC.” Amanda Bulow, Awesome Women in Construction (AWIC) Founder.

AWIC Board Members

Amanda Bulow - Founder & Chariperson
Founder & Chairperson
Amanda Bulow
Kathy Thorpe - Secretary
Kathy Thorpe
Kerry Bebendorf - Treasurer
Kerry Bebendorf
Rebecca Paech Image
Events Coordinator
Rebecca Paech

AWIC Committee Members

Membership Committee
Tracey Neagle - Membership and Sunshine Coast Events Committee
Tracey Neagle
Social Media Committee
Emma Richards - Social Media, Facebook
Emma Richards
Amanda Beatty - Social Media, LinkedIn
Amanda Beatty
Events Committee
Renee Commins - Major Events Committee
Major Events
Renee Commins
Kristina Charchalis - Gold Coast Events Committee
Gold Coast Events
Kristina Charchalis
Tracey Neagle - Membership and Sunshine Coast Events Committee
Sunshine Coast Events
Tracey Neagle
Brisbane Events
Education Committee
Mary-Ann Strelow - Education Committee
Mary-Ann Strelow
Jo Kirley - Education Committee
Jo Kirley
Becky Paroz - Education Committee
Becky Paroz