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The Inner Chief

Jun 21, 2022

“As an industry, we are stopping women from working in all levels of society by our six-day working week. And that's not okay.”

In this episode of The Inner Chief podcast, you’ll hear from construction industry game-changer, Alison Mirams, CEO of Roberts Co, on transforming an industry and leaving a legacy by putting workers and their families at the heart of your business.


Alison has more than twenty years’ experience in the construction sector. In 2017, after successfully operating in executive roles at both Brookfield Multiplex and Lendlease, Alison became the CEO of boutique tier one construction firm, Roberts Co.

Alison also sits on the Boards of TAFE NSW and AeroPM, and has an engineering degree from the University of Technology Sydney.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Leading from the front and changing an entire industry through promotion of a 5-day working week;
  • How this change impacts families, but also addresses huge gender equity issues well beyond the first-order set of consequences;
  • The jaw-dropping results of the research she did in conjunction with UNSW that enabled a data-led approach to shifting attitudes; and
  • What’s next for her and how she plans to leave a legacy for the next generation of construction workers.

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You can connect with Alison via LinkedIn

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