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

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

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 (Fully booked – Join waitlist)
Citycare Water – East Tamaki – Friday 11 September (16yo+)
Watercare Services LtdMangere – Tuesday 15 September (16yo+)

Independent Lines Company
Christchurch – Harewood – Thursday 3 September
HEB Construction – Selwyn – Lincoln – Wednesday 16 September
Meridian – Mackenzie – Twizel – Date TBC (Yr 10 students+)

HEB Construction
Napier – Napier Port – Wednesday 16 September

HEB Construction – Queenstown –Wednesday 2 September
Contact Energy – Clyde – Thursday 3 September

Meridian – Manapouri – Date TBC (Yr 10 students+)

PowerCo & Downer – New Plymouth –
Thursday 10 September
Contact Energy – Stratford – Tuesday 8 September

Connell Contractors 
Hamilton – Te Rapa – Thursday 10 September (16yo+)
Contact Energy – Hamilton – Te Rapa – Tuesday 22 September
Contact Energy –  Taupo –
Wairakei – Thursday 10 September (Fully booked, Join waitlist)
Genesis – Huntly – Date TBC
Genesis  – Tokaanu – Date TBC

Meridian – Makara
– Wednesday 23 September (Fully booked, Join waitlist)

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?

With over 450 young women involved with over 20 events in 2019, GWHV is increasing the opportunities for more women in join the sector!

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