South Coast Women in Building & Construction was designed to give more women within the building & construction industry the opportunity to develop and grow their business by adding value with informative up-to-date forums specifically targeted for the building and construction industry.

Our aim is to support and encourage all women from a range of businesses including building & construction, design, affiliated trades and manufacturing involved in the residential, commercial and industrial sector.

The format of the business forums alternate between breakfast, morning tea, lunch or after 5pm events and typically include informative presentations specific to the industry by guest speakers delivering current topical information. 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 further insight and access to resources where available.

Our "Inspiring Insights" is an opportunity to hear from women working in the building and construction industry sharing their stories of challenges and success experiences in their careers working in what can be a very difficult industry.

Opportunities are available for a sponsor to do a small presentation and provide a static display, please contact us for further information.

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

About the founding director

Maxine Wiseman the founder and director of South Coast Women in Building & Construction has over 25 years of experience in developing and facilitating educative forums for women in the building industry of NSW.


Women in Building as program manager and mentor for women working in small to medium business in the building industry in the Sydney metropolitan area through the Master Builders Association NSW.

Assistance in developing the Women in Small Business Mentoring Program as a Regional Cluster Manager covering Western Sydney, Tamworth, Dubbo, Bathurst and the Riverina, including facilitation and presenting at mentor training workshops, regional meetings, correspondence and program design. Attended the MBA National conference in Tasmania in 2005 participating and presenting to a panel of women to inspire the development of the Women in Building programs.

Project managed the Constructive Mentoring programme for women in the building industry by developing mentoring roles in conjunction with MBA NSW, National Australian Women in Construction and the Royal Australian Institute of Architecture, through a Federal Government funded program, with a consultancy firm Orijen running and developing e-mentoring. This programme is still meeting in regions nationally today.

Member of Women in Super a group that promotes education for women in contributing to and understanding superannuation. A committee member of the Mother’s Day Classic – Sydney, a very successful charity group that raises money for breast cancer research nationally by holding a walk and run each year on Mother’s day around Australia and overseas.

Be sure not to miss out on the next event of SCWIB and the opportunity to network with other women that work in the building and construction industry in the many and varied fields of expertise.

NSW Committee member of Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen a not-for-profit organisation founded by Fi Shewring in Wollongong NSW in 2009. SALT which has recently become a National organisation runs workshops for women to learn different trades and to be more confident in using tools to encourage support and independence.

Register your interest today to Maxine@scwib.com.au

About our new director

Tenielle Stevenson - has over 15 years experience working in the building and construction industry, her attention to detail and enthusiasm for supporting women in all fields of the industry and community is reflected in her genuine nature and approach to all that she achieves. We will have more of Tenielle's story added to our page very soon! 

Any questions direct to Tenielle@scwib.com.au

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