2021 Inspiration Award: Women in Trades Winner: Sarah McDonald


When Sarah graduated from school, she was convinced that one day she would work as a physiotherapist, but soon came to realise that she wasn’t enjoying it as much as she originally thought. So, Sarah decided to try a trade, and within 2 days of completing work experience, she was enrolled in a course on electrotechnology. 

Sarah loves what she is doing but there have been challenges. She has had to study extra hard to excel and learn mathematics, make an effort to slowly break through the barriers with her male classmates, and managing an extremely tough year financially – Sarah has been living alone and renting.

Sarah is always promoting her work and achievements on social media. She is a big believer in doing what makes you happy, not what others want you to do.