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Tamika Smith

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TAMIKA SMITH

Named “Most Influential Woman in Construction” by Built International and 'Entrepreneur Woman of the Year', Tamika has been widely acknowledged and respected as a business woman and entrepreneur building commercially viable companies with a social conscience, delivering social & affordable housing.

 

From founding and building businesses in development to offsite construction, Tamika devoted her life to see the delivery of social and affordable housing to the most vulnerable cohorts within our community. With over 15 years developing innovative businesses in the sector and shortlisted for Queenslander of the Year, Tamika works with housing providers and key worker organisations nationally to see a long term approach be delivered in housing as an Executive Director, Chair, Advisor and consultant to many privatised, government and industry bodies.

 

Known for putting her money where her mouth is, Tamika lead the #istandforkelly initiative uniting the construction sector to support the late domestic violence victim Kelly Wilkinson. By rallying the sector to see the establishment of a new home to mark a new beginning for 8 children. In just 48 hours, suppliers nationally stood with Tamika to support this family to see the formation of a 7 bedroom home  as the notion of hope & good people was equally as important as the bricks & mortar we had created to mark a mammoth community effort. In tragic circumstances, the hope that every child deserves that starts with a home.

Tamika Smith

“As a social impact entrepreneur and philanthropist, I have devoted my life to applying over 15 years of knowledge to help the vulnerable members of our communities. And more importantly to build a bridge between those organisations who help the people on the ground and those who seek to invest in it. This long term view is essential to accountability and seeing the housing on the ground we so desperately need.”

Tamika Smith

The key focus we now see is delivering long term strategies to the housing crisis to see people in a home forever, off the housing waitlists targeting regions and working with key worker accommodation.

The ‘Top 100 Women, also founded by Tamika, is an online platform established to support & educate women in construction connecting some 21,000 individuals all over the world. The platform has been regarded as an "essential tool for women in the construction sector,” winning multiple awards to see women have the tools and resources they need to succeed within the sector based on identifying the obstacles to success with the support of our male counterparts.

1.Named Metricon’s No 1 Sales Person

2.Awarded Young Business Woman of the Year under 30

3.Founded - Top 100 Women

4.Named “Most Influential Woman in Construction”

5.Founded - My Bella Casa

6.Awarded “Woman of the Year – Entrepreneur”

7.Launched #Istandforkelly

8.Shortlisted in Queenslander of the Year

9.Listed in “Top 10 Entrepreneurs to watch”

Tamika Smith
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