17th May, 2024

Celebrating Success at the Women in Trades Networking Event

Adelaide you really turned out for our first Women in Trades Networking Event with 47 amazing humans making the event a resounding success! Held at Bunnings Mile End in Adelaide, the event brought together an inspiring group of women and advocates for diversity, passionate about careers in skilled trades. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from Anna-Clare Longford, the first female apprentice carpenter in South Australia for Master Builders, who shared her journey and insights into the industry. 

The event was filled with meaningful conversations, networking opportunities, and invaluable connections with industry professionals. We were excited to see so many attendees eager to break down barriers and support women and non-binary humans in trades. Thank you to everyone who joined us and made the event such a success! 

EWIT Upcoming Events

Yarra Trams Careers Information Session – Melbourne 

Date: Wednesday 19th of June – 3pm – 5pm 

Location: Yarra Trams Preston Depot – 18A Miller St, Preston  

For all qualified Mechanical Fitters or Electricians interested in a Tram Maintainer career at Yarra Trams. Empowered Women in Trades has joined with Tradeswoman Australia Group to facilitate a session where you can learn what is involved and how to progress your career at Yarra Trams.

Don’t miss this opportunity – register now

Explore the world of Plumbing with Reece

Reece Ringwood branch:
8 Pilgrim Ct, Ringwood VIC 3134
4th of July 10am-12pm

Reece Heidelberg branch:
495 Upper Heidelberg Road Heidelberg West 3081 VIC
9th of July 10am-12pm

Discover the world of plumbing by getting hands on the tools and working with pipes, hear the story of water and how vital it is to communities, connect with apprenticeships and understand jobs at Reece during the two-hour free session. Register now.

Kinetic “Drive you Career’ 1 Day Program

Date: Thursday, 11th of July – 9am to 3pm

Location: Fitzroy

Join us and the team from Kinetic, Victoria’s leading bus operator, for a one-day program to explore entry-level career options. Get hands-on with tools, board an electric bus, explore the Kinetic depot, and connect directly with job opportunities. Don’t miss out on this chance to drive your next career move.

Register now to secure your spot.

Hands-on Three Day Immersive Trades Program – Toowoomba 

Dates: July 15-17 

Location: Toowoomba 

EWIT is running a three-day immersive trades program for women and non-binary people in the Toowoomba area.  This interactive program will allow participants to get hands-on experience with tools, hear from tradespeople about their daily work, and connect with industry to find their path and learn about apprenticeships. 

If you’re interested a career in trades but want to know what it is like first register now.

Join The Alliance

We continue to grow our EWIT Alliance and are grateful for the incredible support we’ve received from our members. The Alliance provides a platform for companies to demonstrate their commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive skilled trades workforce. 

Alliance Members assist us:

  • Increase female and gender-diverse representation in skilled trades through Tool Skills Days, government submissions, involvement at Expos and Conferences, Talent Attraction programs, and School programs. 
  • Promote the message of 30% female representation in skilled trades by 2030 (30 by 30), addressing skill shortages in construction, manufacturing, and renewable energy industries. 

If your organization is passionate about supporting a more inclusive future for skilled trades, consider joining the EWIT Alliance. Your involvement can make a significant impact in driving change and creating opportunities. Visit our website to learn more about how you can become a member.

EWIT Podcast Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce that the new Empowered Women in Trades podcast series will be launching on 1st July this year. The EWIT Podcast aims to shine a light on remarkable individuals and organisations who are passionately working towards increasing female representation in the trades industry, particularly within skilled trades. 


The EWIT Podcast is a great platform where guests can share their knowledge and passion for driving this transformative change and we believe that together, we can make a significant positive impact towards achieving 30% female representation in trades by 2030. We will be sharing more details in the edition of EWIT News and in the meantime we’d love your feedback in choosing the EWIT Podcast logo, so jump on our socials and have your say!

EWIT Gives!

Did you know that Empowered Women in Trades (EWIT) is a registered charity? Your generous donations are not only tax-deductible but also directly support vulnerable women in gaining meaningful employment in skilled trades. Every contribution helps us provide essential training, resources, and opportunities for women to thrive in their careers.

Thank you for your support in making a difference.

For more information, click here.

Thank you for your continued support. Together, we are building a brighter, more inclusive future for the trades industry.