Girls with Hi-Vis® events are now happening in September 2020!
Hosts, dates and locations are listed below. 

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

You can now book in your Girls Girls with Hi-Vis® event!

Girls with Hi-Vis® Event hosts in 2020 are:

HEB Construction
– Wiri  – Wednesday 9 September
Watercare Services Ltd – Mangere – Friday 18 September

Independent Lines Company
– Harewood – Wednesday 3 September
HEB Construction – Lincoln – Wednesday 16 September

Connell Contractors 
– Te Rapa – Thursday 10 September

HEB Construction
– Napier Port – Wednesday 16 September

PowerCo – 
Date TBC

HEB Construction –Wednesday 2 September

Genesis – Huntly – 
Date TBC
Geneisis – Tokaanu – Date TBC

Meridian – 
Makara – Wednesday 23 September

Spaces are limited. Attendance registration closes Friday 14 August.

Should you require assistance with transport or have any questions please send them through to

Book in to attend now!

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