Girls With Hi-Vis®

Tossing up a career in trade, or keen to get a taste of what working in the Infrastructure industry is like? Girls with Hi-Vis® is an annual event that allows women to get a hands on experience of the Infrastructure industry. You can head along and check out how the Civil, Energy, Telco and Water industries work and be inspired to join the industry!

The Girls with Hi-Vis® initiative, led by Ultimit – Women in Infrastructure, objective is to raise awareness and increase the number of women working in trade and technical roles in the Infrastructure Industries

2019 GWHV events – It’s a wrap

Girls with Hi-Vis® 2019 events have now wrapped up. With over 450 attendees this year, the events were a smashing success. Thank you to all the host companies who took part this year.


North Island Events

Contact (event #1)
5 June 2019, Taupo

Mercury (event #1)
12 June 2019, Hamilton

Waipa District Council
12 June 2019, Te Awamutu

Contact (event #2)
13 June 2019, New Plymouth

CPB Contractors
19 June 2019, Takanini

Genesis Energy (event #1)
20 June 2019, Huntly

HEB Construction 
21 June 2019, Auckland

21 June 2019, Hawke’s Bay

Connell Contractors
25 June 2019, Hamilton

Genesis Energy with Hillary Outdoors (event #2)
25 June 2019, Turangi

Fulton Hogan Northland with Wilson Earthmoving
25 June 2019, Whangarei

Mercury (event #2)
26 June 2019, Hamilton

Genesis Energy (event #3)
27 June 2019, Hawke’s Bay

Meridian Energy
28 June 2019, Wellington

Fletcher Acciona Joint Venture
28 June 2019, Auckland

South Island Events

Meridian Energy
4 June 2019, Twizel

5 June 2019, Invercargill

Connetics with Independent Line Services
21 June 2019, Christchurch

Check out some stories from awesome women in the industry

Why are we doing it?

Females only account for about 6% of employees in the Infrastructure Industries in general – an incredibly low figure given females make up 50% of the population! This means that females are well under represented in the industry. Lets change that!

We believe in having the best people working on New Zealand’s infrastructure, irrespective of gender, and with our current skills shortage, the idea of infrastructure being a “male dominated” industry needs to change.

Why should you take part?

If you:

  • enjoy working with a great bunch of people
  • like practical hands on work
  • like a variety of work
  • want to meet inspirational people

 You will be able to find out what careers there are within our industry, see what our jobs look like, complete fun hands on activities, listen to inspirational stories to give you an insight of what it is like to be involved in our great industry!

Successful Women In Industry

Check out what some females in the industry have to say: