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


Register to attend a 2019 event

Registrations for 2019 Girls with Hi-Vis® events are now open.

This year we are taking online registrations for both individuals and groups.

This year again, we have events running throughout the country.

We welcome both new and returning event hosts:

North Island Events

Contact (event #1)
5 June 2019, Taupo
Registrations CLOSED
For queries contact Jenny.Macdonald@contactenergy.co.nz

Mercury (event #1)
12 June 2019, Hamilton
Registrations CLOSED – event full
For queries contact abby.derry@mercury.co.nz

Waipa District Council
12 June 2019, Te Awamutu
Registrations close 24 May
For queries contact Steph.Curin@waipadc.govt.nz

Contact (event #2)
13 June 2019, New Plymouth
Registrations close 12 June
For queries contact Jenny.Macdonald@contactenergy.co.nz

CPB Contractors
19 June 2019, Takanini
For queries contact paul.morgan@cpbcon.co.nz

Genesis Energy (event #1)
20 June 2019, Huntly
Registrations close 20 June
For queries contact emily.thomas@genesisenergy.co.nz 

HEB Construction 
21 June 2019, Auckland
Registrations close 7 June
For queries contact lesley.southwick@heb.co.nz

Unison
21 June 2019, Hawke’s Bay
For queries contact Natalie.Lubbock@unison.co.nz

Connell Contractors
25 June 2019, Hamilton
Registrations CLOSED – event full
For queries contact margo@connellcontractors.co.nz

Genesis Energy with Hillary Outdoors (event #2)
25 June 2019, Turangi
Registrations CLOSED – event full
For queries contact emily.thomas@genesisenergy.co.nz 

Fulton Hogan Northland with Wilson Earthmoving
25 June 2019, Whangarei
Registrations close 11 June
For queries contact arden.hermans@fultonhogan.com

Mercury (event #2)
26 June 2019, Hamilton
Registrations close 19 June
For queries contact abby.derry@mercury.co.nz

Genesis Energy (event #3)
27 June 2019, Hawke’s Bay
Registrations close 19 June
For queries contact emily.thomas@genesisenergy.co.nz 

Meridian Energy
28 June 2019, Wellington
For queries contact sacha.stevens@meridianenergy.co.nz

Fletcher Acciona Joint Venture
28 June 2019, Auckland
Registrations close 31 May
For queries contact jane.preston@nx2.co.nz

South Island Events

Meridian Energy
4 June 2019, Twizel
Registrations CLOSED  – event full
For queries contact jade.lloyd@meridianenergy.co.nz

Powernet
5 June 2019, Invercargill
Registrations CLOSED
For queries contact scott.whitaker@powernet.co.nz

Connetics with Independent Line Services
21 June 2019, Christchurch
Registrations CLOSED – event full
For queries contact Ashleigh.vandenArend@connetics.co.nz


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: