SCWIB is proud to be partnering with Illawarra ITeC for our events in 2017

A focus on "Inspiring Insights" for women working in the building and construction industry is a highlight which hears the stories of those women who have worked their way at times through very difficult environments, can give an amazing insight to the challenges and successes accomplished throughout their careers.

Networking is also an important part of our forum and will give you the opportunity to raise any issues affecting your business or trade and gain information and knowledge from key industry providers.

Opportunities are available to do a presentation and have a static display, by hosting and/or partnering with these events, please contact us for further information. Static display sponsorship is also available.

SCWIB events are promoted independently, through local business groups, subscribers & industry groups.

You’re invited to the next SCWIB Luncheon Friday 28th April 2017 at 12noon - Tickets available Eventbrite

An open forum on industry matters & an update from Illawarra ITeC.

“To follow-up or Not to Follow-up” that is the question!!

Many businesses in the building industry depend on having their quotes accepted to win the job, it’s a big process to market yourself, it’s a big process to gain requests for quotes and it’s an even bigger job to WIN the job.

During my 30 years of experience in the building industry one of the contentious issues is, “do I follow-up, how often and when”

After all, this could be the crucial element that puts your business on the forefront of your potential clients mind to help decide.

At our next SCWIB lunch event on 28th April I will share with you my strategy on how to:-

  • ·         Mind-frame your approach follow-ups
  • ·         Build your approach to set follow-up strategies
  • ·         Techniques to how often, when & why

Working in both the housing & commercial building industries has instilled in the importance of this area that so often gets overlooked. Having directly influenced opportunities in commercial & housing businesses, I can share how follow-ups are a positive aspect to include in your everyday quote strategies.

I have been involved in many supportive programs for women in building and construction, from facilitation to education and mentoring over the last 25 years! Also as a director of a design & build cottage company, working in industry associations and industry superannuation companies, a wealth of experience accumulated to share with you!!

We will also have the pleasure of Sueanne Rudens – Manager of MEND Services Wollongong Office.

Sueanne often deals with the impact that workplace accidents have on not only the individual, but also the effect on the business and colleagues of the injured.

With Friday 28th April being International Day of Mourning for countries around the world to pause & commemorate workers who have died as a result of a workplace incident or occupational disease, it is fitting to have a conversion about “What to do” in these circumstances and how to best manage it.

Mend is about managing your work place risk and achieving positive Return to Work outcomes and are about helping your organisation with the provision of a comprehensive range of workplace health, safety, rehabilitation and training solutions. We very much look forward to her presentation and to pause and honour those injured in the workplace.

I hope to see you at our next SCWIB Luncheon, 2 CPD points available for builders & pool builders, spouses and partners can collect on behalf of the license holder, please bring your license number to registration.

All welcome, bring along your work colleagues, partners or staff!

WHEN:                Friday 28th April 2017

TIME:                   Noon - 2pm

WHERE:              Illawarra ITeC - Corner Fox & Miller Streets - CONISTON

COST:                  $15 pp includes a light lunch

REGISTER on our contacts page - tickets available from Eventbrite  or email

OR CONTACT Maxine Wiseman on 0417 372 997 or Virginia Wren on 02 4223 3100

We are proud to be partnered & supported with Illawarra ITeC.

Don’t forget to bring your business cards for plenty of networking & to enter the lucky door prize!

2 CPD points for license builders and pool builders - partners can claim 2 points per year on behalf of the license holder

Current & Past hosts, partners, speakers & sponsors:                         

Illawarra ITeC

HR with Ease

Inunison Financial Advice

Inner-Edge Wellness

Alltrades Business Services

MEND Services

Long Service Corporation

Fair Trading NSW


Australian Taxation Office

Long Service Corporation

DiSigns - Signage & Grapics

Back in Black Training

SALT - Supporting & Linking Tradeswomen

MBA NSW Unanderra

SmallBiz Connect

SCWIB - South Coast Women in Building & Construction