Women in Contracting is more than just an event series – it is a program that transforms the way we communicate to women in our industry; the way we provide skills to women in our industry; the way we engage with women in our industry. Come along to our next Women in Contracting event and receive updates from key suppliers plus it’s a great opportunity to network within the industry. Join us at our next Women in Contracting event, see event calendar below.


Hog’s Australia Steakhouse
64 Spence Street
Cairns City QLD 4870

Members: Complimentary

$35 Non-Members

16th July 12.30pm – 3.00pm 12th July Click Here

7 Eden Valley Rd
Springton SA 5235

$50 Members

$60 Non-Members

9th August 12.00pm – 3.00pm 5th August Click Here

Schneider Electric Head Office
80 Schneider Road, Eagle Farm

$25 Members

$35 Non-Members

29th August 12.30pm – 3.00pm 28th August Click Here

Carey Group Accountants
139 Sturt Street, Townsville City

$25 Members

$35 Non-Members

29th August 12.00 – 3.00pm 28th August Click Here

Women in Contracting Committee Members

Sarah Loveday – Loveday Electrical

Sarah Loveday is a passionate member of the electrotechnology industry, as a 3rd generation electrician. After being at the forefront of significant growth she was appointed Managing Director of Loveday Electrical. In 2018, Sarah was also elected Councillor on the board for Master Electricians Australia.

Brooke MacGregor – Genergy

Brooke purchased Genergy Australia from her parents at market value and now sits at the helm as Managing Director. Brooke draws from her Bachelor of Business (QUT) and Master of Professional Accounting (QUT) to run a successful company. In 2015, she was honoured with MEA’s National Women in Contracting Award.

Janelle Miller – A&J Electrical

A longstanding and loyal member of Master Electricians Australia for over 35 years, Janelle is the Business Manager of A & J Electrical & Air Conditioning Services. She has a wealth of experience in managing an electrical contracting business and understands that it is not always smooth sailing.

Jayde Matthews – Solar Service Guys

Jayde has vast experience in the electrical industry, starting out as an apprentice and then realising her skill-set sat in the administration side if the business. She has been in business for 13 years and currently manages an office of 8 direct staff as well as a national team and sub-contractors.

Natalie Hiddlestone – Hiddlestone Electrics

Natalie is managing director/ owner of Hiddlestone Electrics Subiaco. She is the first woman and non-electrician to take over the company in its almost 100-year history. Natalie secured Hiddlestone Electrics inclusion into the Family Business Australia’s hall of fame and was humbled by the City of Subiaco’s announcement of ‘Hiddlestone Lane’ in Subiaco.

Lauren Van Strijp – Melbourne Electrical and Data Solutions

Lauren is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Melbourne Electrical and Data Solutions, she attributes her company’s success to solid foundations and a positive team culture. She is a proud member of the MEA Women in Contracting committee and has won the Women in Contracting (VIC) award multiple times (2015, 2017 and 2018).

Sonya Corkery – Electrotek

Sonya is a business owner, their electrical contracting business is multi-location and she has been running the Townsville branch since 2015. Sonya is committed to the business mission, which is to educate and provide speciality electrical services in Automation and EMS. Her background of 10 years in financial planning and business banking has greatly assisted their business.

Amanda Cromack – Platinum Electricians




Melissa Stanford – AddStaff




Roberta Albrecht – Energy Super

Roberta is an experienced operator, her role at Energy Super is to manage, monitor and report on strategic partner performance and to maintain all close business relationships, to ensure the success and ongoing value of Energy Super’s strategic partnerships within the energy and related sectors.

Sharon McClelland – GM Membership, MEA

Sharon has a true passion for member centricity; placing the member at the centre of the business model and engagement plans that deliver business results through meeting member needs. She has worked in senior roles for the past 15 years across the mutual, retail/trade and education sectors, most recently as the Member Value Proposition Manager for RACQ.

Tracey Taylor – Events Manager, MEA

Tracey Taylor is MEA’s Events Manager and has been with the organisation since 2017. In this role, she manages: Conference, Excellence Awards, Branch Meetings, Golf Days and Women in Contracting. She previously ran her own Event Management Company for 20 years and has worked with many charities including Variety Club, Act for Kids, Leukaemia Foundation and Diabetes Queensland.