Pencil in Thursday 28th February 2019 for a luncheon at Illawarra Leagues Club with Rehab Services Wollongong, more details to come :)

Our November breakfast event was postponed until next year with Workways Australia in Shellharbour, we will notify you of the new date as soon as it is confirmed, SCWIB thanks you for your understanding at this time.

SCWIB has a new direction towards building a strong network group, for women in all aspects of the building and construction industry in the region, with the introduction of a new director - Tenielle Stevenson!

You will see some exciting and varied network events to build on the existing educative forums currently held, as well as some informal events to create an inclusive, fun and supportive network.

Tickets information  @scwibac

Opportunities are available to do a presentation and have a static display, by hosting and/or partnering with these events, please contact us for further information. Static display sponsorship is also available.

SCWIB events are promoted independently, through local business groups, subscribers & industry groups.

An open forum on industry matters & gaining valuable knowledge, with business to business networking alongside women of all aspects of the building, construction and allied industries in your local area.

REGISTER your interest to attend an event, host, sponsor or present on our contacts page - or email OR CONTACT Maxine Wiseman on 0417 372 997

Some of our Previous Events:-

25th October hosted by Hutchinson Builders Wollongong

At our October luncheon with Hutchinson Builders Wollongong as being wonderful hosts and Teneille gave us a terrific overview on the local construction scene and current projects. We also had a very informative presentation on the current Security of Payments system and how to conform with payment claims what to do if there is a dispute over payments, a very complex and at times confusing system! The presentation was by Greg Stevens - Principle Investigator from the Security of Payment Branch, Building Compliance & Enforcement, Fair Trading Operations of NSW Fair Trading. Greg left us with some information and details on getting further information on Security of Payments to seek assistance and will be back in 2019 to give us an update on the proposed reforms.

25th May 2018 hosted by Heightsafe Solutions - Barrack Heights - Illawarra

With the encouragement and support of women working in all aspects of the building industry, including industrial, manufacturing, building and construction, keeping ourselves and our employees safe is paramount. Work Health Safety regulations are getting tougher to continually keep the safety of workers front and foremost.

SCWIB was excited to have our May luncheon hosted by Dianne & Jon McQuade of Heightsafe Solutions at BARRACK HEIGHTS.

Dianne & Jon McQuade Heightsafe business owner was pleased to provide advice on maintaining compliance with WHS Regulations, information on SafeTcard, confined space and lifting regulations and best implementations as well as a tour and demonstration on some of their height safety equipment.

Heightsafe Solutions is a registered trading name of Accendo Asia Pacific which is a family owned Australian company.

Their premises are very professional and was a great opportunity for networking with industry colleagues, have a fabulous light lunch with a huge effort putting all the presentation and display together by Dianne & Jon & their son Scott. Thank you all so much for a very informative and professional presentation.

March 2018 at M2 Kitchen -  Wollongong

We held an informal networking breakfast with SCWIB at the delicious M2 Kitchen at Keira Street Wollongong, with a minimum purchase of tea/coffee or a selection from their appetizing menu!. Our focus was to provide an opportunity to network, business to business opportunities and discussions. We had a terrific morning without any formalities!

Women build strength and empowerment in 2018

Women’s participation in the workforce of building, construction and allied industries has been increasing over the years and you represent a very important portion of the whole framework, which women play in the industry.

What part do you represent? Running a business in the industry? Work as a tradeswomen or an apprentice? Maybe in project/site management, business development, design, engineering, safety, compliance, contracts, HR or “just do the books” as many women relate to their role as tradies wives, but we know that they are the backbone of the business and all these roles play an integral part in all of building & construction. Come along and meet like-minded women and build strength and empowerment in 2018!

With a brand new year ahead of us, South Coast Women in Building & Construction understands the varying work environments we share and work in. You are the most important part of your jobs and yet we tend to neglect our own wellbeing when it comes to STRESS! Yes Stress! This may be the reason you are feeling exhausted and out of control and it may be affecting you maximizing your true productivity!

23rd February 2018 with Celine Healy

We were pleased this year by finding a “Stress Resolution” now that sounds good! Through a great presentation by Celine Healy from Stress to Success who showed how we could  "take you from feeling stressed-out, exhausted and out of control, to feeling liberated, refreshed and composed. “

We were very pleased and excited to have Celine as our guest speaker to motivate you into seeking a “resolution to stress” to strengthen your inner self to be a confident, productive you!!

Understanding multiple brain integration techniques, kinesiology and kinergetics is what Celine, with her highly sort after and recognized unique approach, does best!

A very interactive presentation as well Maxine Wiseman discussing on workplace gender equality, safety and moving forward in a positive environment, for women to support each other and know not to accept any kind of unwanted treatment. Seek help when and where needed and not to be afraid to speak up about any verbal, physical or social mistreatment. 

Waco Kwikform sponsors our October 2017 event

We were pleased to welcome Victoria Kennedy Formwork and Scaffolding Sales Representative for Waco Kwikform as October's event sponsor, whose first job was as an apprentice painter and decorator with a sub- contractor specialising in industrial metal coatings working in the Steel Works and at numerous industrial sites throughout NSW. Victoria gave a terrific presentation on her early years as an apprentice to her successful business as a milliner in exclusive hat making for David Jones to her new role with Waco Kwikform with their new scaffolding equipment! A very diverse and engaging story by Victoria, SCWIB thanks Waco Kwikform for their support!

Plus Virginia Wren from Illawarra ITeC presented a talk on working with millenniums, to do something about understanding what makes them tick! With us having the second highest youth unemployment rate in the state, why are they not taking up apprenticeships? There was some very interactive discussion & feedback on how we can address this issue!

Maxine Wiseman has been involved in many supportive programs for women in building and construction, from facilitation to education and mentoring over the last 25 years! Also as a director of a design & build cottage company, working in industry associations and industry superannuation companies, a wealth of experience accumulated to share with you and to help support and encourage networking amongst your industry colleagues

REGISTER your interest to attend an event, sponsor or present on our contacts page -  or email

OR CONTACT Maxine Wiseman on 0417 372 997 

Current, past & previous sponsors, hosts & speakers:-

SCWIB - South Coast Women in Building & Construction

SALT - Supporting & Linking Tradeswomen

Secretarial Solutions 4U

Illawarra ITeC

Heightsafe Solutions

Waco Kwikform

MEND Services

DiSigns - Signage & Graphics

Inner-Edge Wellness

Alltrades Business Services

HR with Ease

Cyber Tribes Social Media

Inunison Financial Advice

Long Service Corporation

Fair Trading NSW


Australian Taxation Office

Long Service Corporation

Back in Black Training

MBA NSW Unanderra

SmallBiz Connect