NDY’s investment in people and diversity recognised by NAWIC
NDY was a finalist at the recent National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Crystal Vision Awards For Excellence Breakfast. The Awards showcase the achievements of West Australian women, men and organisations in the construction industry.
NDY sustainability expert Leigh Gibb received judge’s commendation for the Gainsborough Social Responsibility in Construction Award for her work on climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. The judges commented: ““Leigh’s passion for – and expertise in – sustainability and climate change are impressive and she is clearly a wonderful asset to NDY. Balancing this role and motherhood by successfully working flexibly also makes her a strong role model for women in the industry.”
Leigh is a working mum with a part-time role at NDY that allows flexibility and work-life balance, whilst also providing the opportunity to continue Leigh’s career and expand her knowledge base.
“It’s great to be part of an awesome, dynamic team that is doing great work and sharing knowledge around the NDY offices, which offers staff the opportunity to work on varied projects and gain experience around the group,” says Leigh. “This commendation is extra special because I am now part-time, balancing my career and home commitments, so it is great to know I can have the best of both worlds.”
This commendation is extra special because I am now part-time, balancing my career and home commitments, so it is great to know I can have the best of both worlds.
NDY Perth office director, Alan Edler, was ecstatic to see Leigh’s efforts rewarded by NAWIC. “It is great to see one of our team recognised for the great work they have been doing. I am proud of the work Leigh continues to do and she deserves every accolade she receives.”
NDY also received a judges commendation for the Diversity and Inclusion Award for the firm’s work on the International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) campaign.
The judges commented that NDY’s INWED campaign was “An exemplary example of championing women within their organisation.”
These comments were echoed by NDY Australian Regional Director, Sam Aloi.
“Diversity and inclusion underpin our People First pillar of our company strategy. Knowing that the ground we are making within the business is being recognised externally is very encouraging and tells us that we are on the right path to ensuring the people culture at NDY is industry leading,” says Aloi, who joined the Perth team at the event.
Our congratulations goes to all the award winners and nominees.