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Empowered Women in Trades takes home Telstra Business Award

Empowered Women in Trades takes home Telstra Business Award

Empowered Women in Trades (EWIT), a charitable organisation dedicated to fostering female participation in the traditionally male-dominated field of trades, has received the Telstra Best of Business Award in the Accelerating Women category in Victoria.

This recognition underscores EWIT’s unwavering commitment to breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for women and non-binary individuals in skilled trades.

Hacia Atherton, founder and CEO of EWIT, expressed her gratitude for the award. “I am overjoyed and humbled by our victory in the Telstra Awards,” she said. “This recognition is not just for EWIT but for every woman and non-binary person who has dared to challenge the status quo in the skilled trades industry.”

“Our mission of achieving 30 per cent female representation in trades by 2030 is bolstered by this honour, and it reaffirms our commitment to creating inclusive, empowering and psychologically safe workplaces.

“Together, we are not just breaking barriers; we are rebuilding an industry where diversity is not just welcomed but celebrated.”

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EWIT has played a crucial role in developing programs and initiatives aimed at empowering women to pursue careers in skilled trades – an industry historically dominated by men. Through this spectrum of initiatives, EWIT has tirelessly strived to cultivate a more inclusive and diverse environment within the field.

The Accelerating Women category of the Telstra Best of Business Awards acknowledges businesses that have demonstrated exceptional commitment and success in advancing opportunities for women in the workforce. EWIT’s win reflects its significant impact on women in trades in Victoria and its ongoing efforts to drive positive change in the industry.

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