Now my experience and confidence has grown, I talk publicly about what we can do to motivate women to work in construction – at schools, on radio, in parliament, and within my own company. The numbers are terrible: only 0.7% of people in the industry who operate in plants or work on the tools are women. We have five in our company but when you weigh it up against a total of 250, that’s a big imbalance. I told my boss that if this had been my first ever job, I’d never have gone back for my second day, and simple things like having a buddy system for new starters would make a difference. As would split shifts, especially for women who become pregnant.