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BuildHer Collective Co-Founder Rebeka Morgan On Empowering Women In Construction, On TDF Talks

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Some of our most popular stories on TDF are the nitty gritty how-to guides on creating an achievable, beautiful home. If you’ve been following along with our ‘Everything You Need To Know About Working With A…’ series, then you know what I’m talking about!

There is a huge appetite to demystify the renovation process, from design to construction, and Rebeka Morgan and Kribashini Hannon launched BuildHer Collective in 2017 to do exactly that. Their program of online courses, consultations, in-person events and collaboration projects gives a comprehensive education and support framework for those looking to take on their own building projects.

In this episode of TDF Talks, Lucy chats to Rebeka (who is a registered builder), about her experience as a woman in a male-dominated industry, her advice for others looking to embark on a renovation or building project of their own, and the most common mistakes to avoid!

It’s like a mini masterclass!

29th October, 2021

Co-founder of BuildHer Collective, Rebeka Morgan. Her co-founder, Kribashini Hannon, is pictured above! Photo – Dylan James.

BuildHer Collective provides tools, support and education frameworks for women looking to learn more about the construction industry and take on their own renovation projects. Photo – Martina Gemmola.

What started as an online community in 2017 has now grown to an entire platform of classes, events, consulting, collaboration projects and even a book! Photo – Urban Safari.

The Cecil Street project was undertaken by interior designer Alison Lewis, who completed the family home from start to finish with the help of BuildHer. Photo – Dylan James.

The Cecil Street project. Photo – Dylan James.

Sasha Gattermayr
Friday 29th October 2021

Lots of our readers will be familiar with the all-woman start-up BuildHer Collective, an online education, support and community platform for women looking to learn more about the building and renovation industry.

Since its establishment just a couple of years ago, BuildHer has gained massive momentum. It’s grown from an online community of keen renovators to a full-blown education platform, which hosts events, masterclasses and even offers development and investment opportunities to those interested in branching into the industry.

In this podcast conversation with host Lucy Feagins, co-founder and registered builder Rebeka Morgan discusses her career in the building and construction industry, and how she and her co-founder Kribashini Hannon built platform that empowers other women whether they’re taking on a personal renovation project, or looking to enter the industry as builders or developers.

If you’re thinking about building your dream home, taking the leap into project management or just learning how that side of the construction industry works, then this episode of TDF Talks is for you!

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