These wāhine know first-hand that there’s no such thing as men’s work. Deciding to work in industries where there are so few women they are ‘cutting trails’ so that other women, daughters, and sisters, can see a trades career is both possible and rewarding. These are inspirational stories of Māori and Pacific wāhine who decided that doing what they wanted was important for them. Making it for themselves first, they have their eyes on a future that will support them and those they most care about. 

We hope these stories help inspire other young Māori and Pacific women into a career in trades.