2017 HIA Professional Tradeswoman
1 Sep 2017
Emily Smith was told at the age of 15 by her school guidance councillor that as a female she could not be a carpenter. This made Emily more determined to succeed, and led her to achieve a school based apprenticeship and complete her apprenticeship with Plantation Homes. Two years ago, Emily was appointed as Plantation Homes first female Construction Supervisor.
The HIA Recognition of Women in the Building & Construction Awards was held in Brisbane on Friday 11 August at the Victoria Park Golf Club, Herston. This is the third year that HIA has hosted these Awards, and CSQ could not be prouder to sponsor these Awards to recognise the many successful women in the building and construction industry who epitomise the ideals of business savvy, leadership and motivation.
CSQ sponsored the HIA Professional Tradeswoman Award, and was delighted to be able to hand this award to Emily Smith who has made such a significant contribution to the residential construction industry. This award celebrates the professionalism and leadership of women in construction, and Emily could not have been more deserving. As an industry we need to continue to encourage women at all levels to enter into the construction industry to ensure there is an adequate supply of skills to meet the future demand for housing in QLD.