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Amanda’s story of paving the way for Women in Construction

In celebration of International Women’s Day, with this year’s theme ‘Inspire Inclusion’, Amanda Rostron’s story working on the Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct is an inspiring example for women considering a career in construction.
Initially inspired to pursue a construction career with the appeal of outdoor work and involvement in large-scale construction projects, Amanda has a background in traffic control and forklift operation.
Amanda has since expanded and built valuable skills while working on the project, and is now a construction site first aider, hoist operator, and designer of job signage. She says the best part of her job is that every day is different.
Amanda’s advice to women considering a career in construction is, “Do it! I wish I’d done it 20 years ago.”
For a job like Amanda’s, she believes women need to have confidence, a willingness to learn, and to maintain their femininity, encouraging women to embrace the industry without feeling the need to conform to traditional masculine norms.
Amanda believes the evolving construction industry is seeing a decline in sexism, with increasing numbers of women in engineering, project management, and trades, reflecting changing societal views towards women in male-dominated fields.
Health Infrastructure is an active supporter of the NSW Government's Women in Construction program and has a variety of initiatives in place to attract, upskill and retain women on HI projects in a diverse range of roles.

Find out more and meet the women building the $835m John Hunter Hospital Redevelopment.
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