Our ambassadors play a crucial role in helping us promote Industry Women Central’s key messages of increasing attraction, engagement, education, visibility, advancement & promotion for women & non-traditional industries through cross sector partnerships. They provide a face for our cause, raise awareness through the media and help everyday people understand our aims and why our work is so important.

Sam Sheppard OAM

Sam Sheppard

Sam entered the Building industry at 16, working in a timber yard before establishing a cabinet making business at 17, the same year; she purchased her first renovators dream home.

Sam established The Buildmore Group P/L in 2002, she is a licensed (housing) Builder with just as much passion for her industry peers, innovation and the environment as her quality homes.

In 2012 Sam was awarded an OAM for her achievements in increasing visibility and accessibility for women working in non-traditional roles and community activities.

‘I'm immensely proud to stand alongside Senator Kate Lundy as Ambassador of Industry Women Central. I hold so much respect and admiration for how Kate conducts herself in her fast paced workspace. I believe IWC is poised to smash misconceptions and stereotypes, it's truly inspiring to see so many people of great influence, grasp this opportunity to share knowledge and collaborate towards improved outcomes for women, their careers and their communities".

Sam was already recognised as a National Ambassador for Women in Non-Traditional Industries.

Now she is our National Ambassador.