Our not-for-profit organisation brings Industry and Tradespeople together to create awareness and support for Women working in male-dominated trade industries.
Women currently represent only 2% of the Australian trades workforce. Our goal is to increase female participation to ensure true diversity, inclusiveness and equity are achieved.
The Need for Gender Diversity in Trades
Australia is experiencing skill shortages in 62 key trade areas*. With the right support from key support networks and industry, these positions could be filled by skilled, strong, capable Tradeswomen.
SBS News recently featured Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation’s ground breaking program “Building Futures: Pathways to Trades” aimed to support and secure rewarding trade career paths for women in Wyndham, Victoria.
Funded by WorkSafe Victoria’s WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund, Tradeswomen Australia are piloting an industry-first program designed to prevent mental injuries and improve mental wellbeing automotive and aftersales parts interpreter businesses through preventative strategies, diversity and inclusion.