Spotlight On Women In Manufacturing In New Docuseries

Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Minister for Water The Honourable Glenn Butcher
  • Documentary series She Made It premieres at Brisbane red-carpet event
  • Series showcases personal stories of women working across 10 manufacturing businesses, who are breaking down barriers in manufacturing careers
  • Manufacturing Minister joins cast and crew for premiere, one year on from the launch of Women in Manufacturing (WIM) Strategy
  • Brisbane production house Pixelframe plans film festival entries for She Made It

A new Queensland-made documentary series is shining a light on Queensland women working in the male-dominated manufacturing industry. Queensland’s Manufacturing Minister, Glenn Butcher will join the cast and production crew for the premiere of She Made It at the Elizabeth Street cinema tonight (March 7, 2024).

She Made It showcases the personal stories of Queensland women working across 10 manufacturing businesses, who are breaking down barriers and changing perceptions about manufacturing to improve gender equality and attract more women to the industry.

The production is also aimed at providing women with more information about opportunities in manufacturing and highlighting the diverse types of work available in the manufacturing industry. As we know, there is a significant pipeline of manufacturing work in Queensland, and it is crucial more women join the industry to fill skills shortages.

The documentary series is part of the Women in Manufacturing Strategy launched by the Queensland Government on International Women’s Day last year. The strategy is implementing key actions aimed at attracting more women to manufacturing, with a focus on technical and factory floor roles, so that the number of women in these traditionally male dominated roles grows.

Brisbane-based production house Pixelframe has delivered this wonderful production on behalf of the Queensland Government.

From concept to completion the project took about six months and Pixelframe now hopes to enter the series into international film festival competitions.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Manufacturing, Glenn Butcher:

“We were the first government to deliver a Women in Manufacturing Strategy because we know that women add so much to our manufacturing sector.

“We know women are underrepresented in this traditionally male dominated sector so we are implementing our plan to attract and retain more women in manufacturing because we know the industry is better off for it.

“It’s absolutely fantastic to be premiering a documentary series made right here in Queensland by a Queensland production company profiling Queensland women in manufacturing. It doesn’t get any better than this.

“This is part of our strategy to show the diverse range of career options in this sector and encourage more women and girls to take up a career in manufacturing.”

Quotes attributable to Pixelframe producers, Caitlin Johnston and Lucas Thyer:

“This project has been an exciting opportunity for us to see that manufacturing is such a diverse industry and has a wide variety of opportunities.

“This project is testament to Queensland’s inclusive manufacturing industry and to the resilience and strength of Queensland’s women in the industry.”

Quotes attributable to She Made It star and manufacturer, Lauren Collocott:

“I’m a role model, you can do this. A female in a shed full of males is not a barrier. I would encourage young women to jump in and give manufacturing a go!”

Further Information:

More on the Women in Manufacturing Strategy can be found on the DRDMW website.

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