Rebecca Wheadon

National Association of Women in Construction Awards (NAWIC)

Innovation Award – Western Australia
Winner

Strongest Aurecon Attribute:  Fearless

I’m comfortable making decisions nobody else will; and it takes a certain level of courage to lead a team in unchartered waters. I wouldn’t profess to be an expert, but I’m no more expert than anyone else on something not done before.

As I’ve grown in my career and mentor others in theirs, my eyes have been opened to the lack/perceived lack of equality in the workplace. I recognise today it’s important for strong female leaders to step forward and show others it can be done. It’s okay to stand up and empower yourself; and you don’t need anybody’s permission to do that. To me this award recognises that. It also further highlights the impressive work NAWIC is doing in the business community.

Rebecca Wheadon
Rebecca Wheadon