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Market leaders recognised at annual National Association of Women in Construction awards night

Savills Carley Finn was presented with the Roberts Pizzarotti Merit Award for Contribution to a Project’s Development, for her work on 105 Phillip Street, Paramatta.

Market leaders in the construction and design space have been recognised at the annual NSW National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Awards.

More than 1,130 guests gathered at the International Convention Centre Sydney for the 22nd annual awards gala last week to support the ongoing progress being made by Australian women in construction.

Savills Australia’s Carley Finn, a project director for the company’s Sydney-based Project Management business line, was presented with the Roberts Pizzarotti Merit Award for Contribution to a Project’s Development, for her work on 105 Phillip Street, Paramatta.

Ms Finn said winning the award was “A highlight and confirmation of all the hard work, early mornings and late finishes.”

“The recognition and support, not only from NAWIC but also from Savills, has been amazing,” she said.

“I was very proud to have been formally recognised for a fantastic and successful project in 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta.

“A project is only as good as the sum of its parts, and this project was the combination of a fantastic client in Dexus Property Group, a collaborative contractor in Built, an amazing tenant in Property NSW, and the Department of Education.

“Last, but by no means least, was the support provided by Savills and my direct team, especially Stefan De Jesus and Adam Thomas, for their hard work and support.”

Ms Finn went on to say that the award was not only a personal achievement, but a coup for the Savills brand.

“The NAWIC awards night is one of the largest events in the construction industry so to be formally recognised is a great promotion of me personally, and puts Savills name up in front of the industry,” she said.

“I feel it also shows that Savills is at the forefront of gender equality, and promotes and supports its female employees.”

According to NAWIC, the awards have been helping to develop and recognise the talent of hard-working women in the typically male-dominated construction industry.

“A sustainable and successful workforce of women in construction and property must start at the grassroots level,” NAWIC NSW President, Sarah Hogan, said.

“NAWIC’s sustained efforts have helped more women to lead, learn, collaborate, network and celebrate excellence – and as we do, the depth and breadth of our female talent pool expands.”

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