The message of this year's Women in Civil Breakfast is "this is my story" recognising that stories connect people and remind us of a shared sense of community and belonging which is at the heart of the Women in Civil Breakfast. Together, we can inspire women to write their own success stories in the civil construction industry!

At CCF Victoria we are passionate about empowering women to build bright futures in our vibrant and growing industry; we appreciate we are better today, but we can, and must do better to improve outcomes for women in the sector. 

Join us in celebrating and acknowledging women in civil’s many achievements within their workplaces and communities and be inspired by female industry professionals sharing their experiences in civil construction, and their goals for the future of the sector.

Our breakfast will showcase inspiring role models who will share unmissable behind the scenes insights of the challenges and successes they have encountered along the way in building their careers.

The 2022 Women in Civil Breakfast will be held at Park Hyatt in the luxurious trilogy room. 

Our celebratory get together also coincides with Oaks/ ladies day, and as a bit of fun we encourage you to wear a fascinator and/or dress loudly in fluro (boots/ heels, clothing we don’t mind which). There will be prizes! 

With a big thank you to our Business Partners for their support of what will be an incredibly inspiring and important get together for our industry!

We also welcome our Prize Sponsors

Event Speakers:

Hosted by: Lisa Kinross- CEO of Civil Contractors Federation Victoria

Lisa is a highly qualified, experienced executive and transformational leader with over 20 years’ experience in management, human resources and education/training. Recently Lisa has been a leader and advocate for innovation and driving future skills development across the Water Industry nationally. She is a strategic advisor to industry, invited to sit on a number of industry committees and is highly networked.

Lisa will be providing attendees with an update on the initiatives currently underway by CCF Victoria around training, representation, advocacy, and other major upcoming events for Contractors and Associates to be aware of.

Linda Cantan – Director for the Metro Tunnel Project

Trained as a chartered accountant, Dublin-born Linda Cantan came to Australia for a role with KPMG and soon became involved in the world of infrastructure and Private Public Partnerships.

Her previous projects have included Southern Cross Station, the Convention Centre, Eastlink, schools and hospitals. She is now Director of the Metro Tunnel Project, managing Melbourne’s biggest public transport infrastructure project since the City Loop.

Elinor Moshe- Founder of The Construction Coach

Elinor Moshe is an ambitious and driven thought-leader, mentor, best-selling author, award-winning podcast host and businesswoman disrupting the construction industry. She’s the founder of The Construction Coach, Australia’s first construct coach constructing exceptional, excellent and exemplary people behind the projects. She is the recipient of the ‘Best Construction Training Company 2022 – Australia’ by Build Magazine, and her latest book Young Gun was awarded ‘Best in Education’ at the Author’s Book Expo. Elinor Moshe has been featured in Medium, Entrepreneur Asia Pacific, Yahoo Finance for her career, leadership, and business acumen.

Laurice Temple- Managing Director of the Ripple Affect Institute

Laurice is business owner, consultant and board director with 30 years project management experience in Australia, United States, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand on large infrastructure projects. Laurice will talk about her efforts dedicated to addressing cultural, wellbeing, and inclusivity challenges to help strengthen the industry as a whole.

Joanne Jeffs- People Project Manager for Fulton Hogan

Joanne has extensive Human Resource Management experience on a range of multi-disciplinary projects and within regional and corporate divisions. She has proven capability in building, motivating and developing high performing teams and fostering positive cultures within them.

During her time with Fulton Hogan, Jo has championed multiple strategies to develop and deliver best practice processes in diversity and inclusion, social procurement, Aboriginal workforce participation, workforce development and community engagement.  Jo recently received the Women in Industry ‘Social Leader of the Year’ award which recognises those who have significantly impacted positive change within their local or regional community.

Heidi Smith- Skilled worker for Melbourne Pipelines

I completed year 10 and moved on to TAFE. I then proceeded to go straight into the swimming industry as I was previously a competitive swimmer, however after 10 years I was ready for a change.  Melbourne Pipeline took a chance on me and I ended up in the civil construction industry. I have joined as the first female in the company and for an area I didn’t know that I was ever going to be in, it has definitely changed my life. I have been very thankful for the opportunity.