For the past 10 years, Cult has proudly supported the National Association of Women in Construction through sponsorship of their annual International Women’s Day scholarship – one of the most significant programs on offer to their members. 


Earlier this month at Cult Sydney, the scholarship was awarded to Dr Fiona Lamari, Lecturer in Construction Project Management at Queensland University of Technology.

On Thursday 7 March, Cult Sydney hosted the annual NAWIC International Women's Day Scholarship Award Breakfast, welcoming over 100 members of the not-for-profit organisation. Dr Fiona Lamari, Lecturer in Construction Project Management at Queensland University of Technology, was announced as the 2019 winner, and with support from Cult has been awarded a $20,000 research scholarship.


Fiona’s research proposal titled ‘Engagement with Regional School Students through Virtual Construction Site Tour - an Immersive Experience’ aims to promote the rewarding and diverse careers in the construction industry to female high school students through virtual reality. It will enable students to step onto a construction site and experience a high-rise building being developed and will measure the effectiveness of virtual reality as an engagement strategy for regional female high school students.


“I am grateful to have the opportunity to create an immersive experience for female high school students so they can take a peek at what goes on behind the gates on a construction site. I want to ignite their curiosity and have them walk away excited, wanting to find out more.” – Dr Fiona Lamari.


On behalf of the Cult team, we’d like to congratulate Fiona – we’re looking forward to seeing the outcomes of her research this coming year!








Click here to find out more about NAWIC, and here for more on the NAWIC IWD Scholarship.