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

GWHV events give young women the opportunity to gain exposure to the infrastructure sector while at school. They provide a hands-on experience so young women can gain a clear understanding about what’s involved in the many and varied roles available to them in infrastructure’s Civil, Energy, Telco and Water industries.  

For Infrastructure companies across New Zealand, GWHV events provide the opportunity to open their doors for a day to promote their industry and company to women 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.

 For 2020 we we are now 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

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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: