Inaugural AWIC Awards

Awesome Women in Construction (AWIC) were proud to host our first annual awards in October 2022.

The AWIC Awards celebrated the achievements of awesome women working across all sectors of Australia’s construction industry.

All our 2022 nominees demonstrated an incredible work ethic, advocacy for women, and are forging inspiring careers in the construction industry as role models for the next generation.


AWIC ‘Professional of the Year’ Award

Sponsored by Moore Australia

Keeley Tilbrook

Dawson Electric

At just 17, Keeley is a part-time high school student and committed electrical apprentice at Dawson Electric. Keeley has made a lasting impression on her employers who see great potential and enthusiasm in an up-and-coming electrician. During interviews, Keeley had the panel in tears as she described her journey and decision to undertake an apprenticeship, and the highs and lows of navigating high school, friendship struggles and working towards her dream.

“I think what makes me an AWESOME woman in construction is my positive perspective on all aspects of my work and my genuine love for what I do. I am strong willed, honest, optimistic and am always learning through failure. I get the job done with a smile and push myself to do what scares me, but mostly I love to show not only young girls, but everyone around me that it is fun to do things that aren’t the norm.”

Cassidy Bowman

Firstline Engineering

Celebrating women specialising in the world of trade, from carpentry to painting, electrical and more.

Sponsored by: Austworld

Keeley Tilbrook

Dawson Electric

They are the future of our industry, emerging leaders undertaking apprenticeships within the construction industry from administration to project management and specialised trades.

Those eligible must be ages 16-24 undertaking an Australian approved apprenticeship or traineeship.

Sponsored by: Construction Skills Queensland

Ros Wilson

Wilson Environmental Compliance

Contributing and celebrating advancements in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to improve the future of the construction industry while inspiring others to achieve excellence along the way.

Sponsored by: Regional Development Australia (Gold Coast)

Jess Knott

Coast2Bay Housing Group

This is an individual who has made an exceptional contribution and remarkable accomplishment to the construction industry.

Sponsored by: HazardCo

Georgie Le Lay

Rocket Building Approvals

Recognising the leading employers that are providing a workplace that maximises the full potential of their workforce through offering a positive culture and environment to thrive in.

Sponsored by: Meka Recruitment

Angela Dähn

Wolter Consulting Group

Extending appreciation to the colleagues and business leaders supporting and advocating for women not only in their own business, but also the wider construction industry.

Sponsored by: Johns Lyng Group

Theressa Cowie

Emergency Trade Services

The ones who support effectively, always having their finger on the pulse in a fast-paced environment alongside their Executive Director.

Sponsored by: Office2Site

Melinda Costa

Go Bins Gold Coast

Acknowledge the exceptional efforts of women at the heart of small business operations. Managing and coordinating the day-today to ensure the success of the business and its future.

Those eligible will be in small business (Under 20 employees).

Sponsored by: Queensland Small Business Commissioner

Sarah Rees

Fluid Building Approvals

They are the ones who truly go above and beyond in their role to inspire, educate, empower, and amplify women in construction.

Sponsored by: TAFE Queensland

Dr Brenda Jamnik


All professional women within the construction industry that has contributed towards business growth (product/service/customer based) and profitability. Example: Accountant, Lawyers, General Managers.

Sponsored by: James Hardie


Thanks to our awesome sponsors

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