What it's really like being a female tradie in NZ

“I think that the culture is pretty bad. And I hate when people say, ‘it's one or two bad eggs’ because I think of all the times I've been harassed on site, there's been other men around and those other men didn't say anything or they laughed. And that's what hurt most.”

As one of only 2% of female electricians in Aotearoa, Brooke Thompson has experienced bullying and harassment throughout her career. 

But she found support and encouragement from other women in the trades, and wants to do the same for new women entering the industry.

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