Celebrating Bold Women in Leadership MEDIA RELEASE: 6th MARCH 2017
The theme for International Women’s Day on March 8, 2017 is #BeBoldforChange and two sisters from Tennant Creek are celebrating the theme with a bold change in the construction industry.
Angela and Elizabeth Phillips are leaders in creating a more gender inclusive working world as they take ownership of their parents’ business – Phillips Earthmoving.
The company was established in 1999 by Jim and Sylvia Phillips. Starting from humble beginnings with an old international water truck, the company has grown to have over 70 pieces of equipment and a workforce of 30 full-time employees and up to 60 personnel at peak season.
Angela and Elizabeth said they were excited to take leadership in a male dominated industry.
“It’s been a challenging yet rewarding time for the both of us running this business and we believe setting ambitious goals will go a long way in the company’s development. We’re both driven by the emotional attachment of this being a family business and we hope to find success in driving this company to new heights. For us, life-fulfilling work is never just about the money, being sisters there is real passion in the work that we do and so we instinctively find ways to nurture it.”
“Three things: 1. Don’t take things personally 2. Be assertive and stay focused and 3. Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know – this can be your greatest strength as it can often mean you do things differently from everyone else.”
The sisters said they were proud to celebrate their achievements during International Women’s Day and encourage other Territorians to recognise women creating change in their industry.
For more information on Angela and Elizabeth, go to their website at www.phillipsearthmoving.com.au
Or Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/angela-phillips
For all media enquiries, please contact:
Monica Bugno, Marketing Officer for Phillips Earthmoving, on 0430 119 781 or firstname.lastname@example.org