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CSU Ministerial Visit – Women’s Week 2020 ‘Women in Trades’ project
The Women in Trades team* hosted the Minister for Women Bronwyn ‘Bronnie’ Taylor for an International Women’s Day afternoon tea during her recent visit to CSU. The Minister, who is a CSU alumni, joined in a lively discussion facilitated by Donna Bridges where tradeswomen talked about their experiences in male dominated workplaces, something Bronnie Taylor, a MLC in the National party understands very well!
Prior to her discussion with the tradeswomen, the Minister spoke to the Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Paramedicine women students about gender equity and the importance of women supporting other women in the work place which is important to CSU as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equity and a member of Athena Swan.
Team members Donna Bridges, Branka Krivokapic-Skoko and Elizabeth Wulff, CSU representatives Fiona Nash and Julia Andrews, local tradeswomen, business owners and stakeholders formed the group who met with the Minister. These included:
Local business owner Linda MacGregor from Bathurst Furniture and Kitchens (BFK) and BFK apprentice Poorsha McPhillamy; AJ Cook from Bespoke and NJC Building in Bathurst; representative tradeswomen from Newcrest Mining Ltd, Cadia Valley Operations in Millthorpe Jenny Sharp, Chloe Hartnig and Kaylee Samuel; Jane McWilliam and Jill Notzon from Skillset Bathurst; Michelle Einsaar Orange Women’s Shed Inc. President and shed members Anne Neil, Bronwyn Fox, and Fiona Cooper (Orange City Council); Michael Sloan, Denison College Kelso & Bathurst, Tracey Callinan, Arts Out West.
* Women in Trades team members: Dr Donna Bridges, Dr Elizabeth Wulff FOAE; Assoc Prof Branka Krivokapic-Skoko, Dr Larissa Bamberry, Dr Stacey Jenkins FOBJBS; Dr Ruth Townsend FOS