Girls with Hi-Vis® events are now happening in September 2020!

GWHV events give female schools students the opportunity to gain a hands-on experience and gain a clear sense of what a career in the infrastructure industry can offer.  

For Infrastructure companies, GWHV events provide the opportunity to open their doors for a day to promote their industry and company to women in their regions who may not have considered a trade or technical career in infrastructure.  

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


GWHV 2020

With over 450 attendees in 2019, the events were a smashing success.

Due to COVID-19, we made the decision to postpone Girls with Hi-Vis® from June 2020 to September 2020. We are also investigating the opportunity to hold virtual GWHV events. This would provide students an interactive online introduction to the Infrastructure industries (such as hosted live online site tours and interviews with female ambassadors). If you’d like to be a frontrunner in this, please get in touch with

Register your interest here | Schools

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!

Check out some stories from awesome women in the industry