When I started my plumbing apprenticeship, I knew of only one female plumber and her name was Carlie Wright. She was Queensland’s first licensed female plumber and is Brisbane’s one and only female plumbing inspector.
Carlie has started her own website called Woman with Wrench which is dedicated to providing information for women who wish to start a career in a trade. There are real life stories of Lady Tradies who are currently working in the construction industry and a section for companies to give feedback about employing a female tradie. You can check my story under The Plumbette here.
Carlie is looking for more female tradies to submit their stories online as well as employers who have employed or continue to employ a female tradie. The website isn’t specifically for female plumbers. Carlie wants stories from a variety of trades that women have successfully made a career in.
I think the website is well laid out and a great tool for girls who are considering getting into a trade and need some advice or support on how to go about getting an apprenticeship.
I encourage my female tradie readers to check the website out and submit their own stories on the Woman with Wrench site. I believe that women will always be the minority when it comes to working in construction so it’s incredibly important to have a website like Carlie’s to promote the positive influence women can make in the industry.