girls with hi-vis®

What is 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


Why are we doing it?

Females only account for about 4% 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!

2018 events

Welcome and thank you very much to our 2018 host companies:

  • Auroa Energy
  • Citycare Group
  • Connect 8 Limited
  • Contact Energy Limited
  • Counties Power
  • Delta Utility Services – Central Otago
  • ELE Limited
  • Fulton Hogan Canterbury
  • Fulton Hogan Dunedin
  • Genesis Energy
  • HLC (Homes.Land.Community)
  • Mercury
  • Meridian Energy
  • Simcox Construction
  • Watercare
  • Veolia New Zealand

Successful Women In Industry

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