Lorraine Hull

Mt Lawley, Western Australia

Carpenter, teacher, role model

When visiting friends in the country, Lorraine realised how difficult it can be to get tradespeople out to rural properties for small jobs. A big believer that anyone can learn home maintenance skills, the carpenter started planning ways to teach basic woodworking skills to regional women. She is using her AMP Tomorrow Fund grant to run workshops that empower rural women – and even encourage them to consider carpentry as a trade: “Woodwork does not come naturally to anyone and there is still a stereotype that these are male duties. These workshops can help women build pride, self-sufficiency and save money.”