The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) have announced the recipient of the 2017 IWD scholarship, which is seen as the most significant scholarship for a female professional in the property and construction industry.

IWD 2017 scholarship winner Sara Prendergast

Sara Prendergast is this year's recipient and will research how companies can build an operational workforce that will open the pathway for women to have greater representation in the construction industry with a particular focus on civil construction.

According to NAWIC, the scholarship enables research to identify key challenges and opportunities the industry currently faces, and says the research is imperative in identifying positive pathways for the industry, community and members to thrive.