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Abigroup employees win two Women in Construction awards

09 October 2009

Abigroup’s Wendy Dooley and Deb Gillam each won an Australian National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Crystal Vision award at a ceremony held in Brisbane on 25 September.

Abigroup had four award nominees with our two winners being recognised for:

  • Achievement in Marketing, Community Engagement and Communications Excellence won by Wendy; and
  • Contribution in Building and Construction Trades won by Deb.

Abigroup, who had three tables at the awards’ dinner, was also recognised for its contribution and support of NAWIC and the awards scheme.

NAWIC is a not for profit organisation whose mission is:

  • To raise the profile of women working in the construction industry.
  • To be a positive instrument for change in the construction industry.
  • To promote and share construction industry best practice.
  • To meet, support and network with other women in the construction industry.

Awards entrants are judged on criteria including innovation, initiative, technical complexity, best practise, and their ability to overcome challenges, as well as their future career aspirations.

At the event Wendy said, “I’m thrilled to be a part of what is a very significant event for the industry and would like to thank the team from the Brunswick Heads to Yelgun Highway Upgrade project for their contribution to this award because as with most things in construction, it was a team effort.

“Women have a lot to offer the construction industry and it is fantastic to be recognised for our contributions as we all have been tonight. “

Northern Region General Manager Steve Abson congratulated Deb and Wendy on their awards.

“Wendy and Deb’s awards recognise their outstanding contributions not only to Abigroup but to the construction industry as a whole.

“Tonight’s event was a fantastic showcase of the impact of women in the construction industry and I am proud that Abigroup has had the opportunity to support it.”

For more information on NAWIC visit

Deb Gillam, at left, and Wendy Dooley with their awards


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