HIA/CSR 2018 Tasmanian President’s Luncheon – Women In Industry

Jane Valentine was honoured to be invited to the HIA CSR 2018 Tasmanian President’s Luncheon to celebrate Women in Industry.

The guest speaker Ally Bradley, the General Manager of Southern Cross Austereo gave a very inspiring talk about her journey to success. She was humble, entertaining and inspiring while providing an honest and raw account of her life.

Jane could relate to the stories discussed over lunch about encouraging women in construction as she grew up in a family with a father for a land surveyor and manager of a building kit home business. Some of her earliest recollections were drawing on the back of house plans and walking on concrete slabs. There was lots of pink surveyors tape around the house, plans and building materials. She was encouraged to pursue a career of her choice…and ironically ended up in the industry too (and loving it). At Valentine interiors + design, both Jane and Sarah hope to encourage young women to pursue a career in the industry too.