Celebrating the Women of Context

As a proud employer of over 45 women, we are marking this International Women’s Day by celebrating the hard-working women employed at GML Heritage and Context.

We are committed to recognising that real equality will make a difference not only to the lives of women but will positively impact each of us and our world. This year’s theme, “Each for Equal”, reflects the idea that what we do and say as individuals can collectively contribute to the greater goal of a gender equal world.

Our women are industry leaders, disciplinary experts, academics, recent University graduates and award winners. They are diverse in skills, life experience, interests and knowledge, and together enrich the culture and services at GML and Context.

Women at GML are connected to their families and friends, and to many communities.  They have a diverse range of interests and responsibilities that foster intellectual engagement, creativity and innovation in heritage consulting and life generally.

Learn more about some of the remarkable women that make a positive difference everyday within our business, and really enjoy working with our clients and communities at heritage places across Australia this International Women’s Day.

Chairim Byun, Consultant

Q1 – What do you enjoy about working at Context? The exciting projects that allow us to constantly learn about our cultural history and uncover new stories of the past and present. I’m also happy to be part of a very passionate and reliable team.

Q2 – What are you working on at the moment? I’m working on two municipal heritage studies, and am about to start work on an exciting shared values project that will explore post-contact Aboriginal and cultural heritage values.

Q3 – How do you recharge? I like spending my spare time with my camera, looking for local heritage places and streetscapes, like I often do while at work.

Jessica Antolino, Consultant 

Q1 – What do you enjoy about working at Context? The learning curve. No two days are the same at Context, and I’m constantly learning and developing my skillset. Working with a group of passionate, talented people every day is also a huge plus!

Q2 – What are you working on at the moment? I’m keeping busy with several large heritage studies across Victoria, including those in Bass Coast, Mildura and Wyndham.

Q3 – How do you recharge / what do you enjoy doing outside of work? When I can, I love to travel. To me, there is nothing quite like getting off a plane/train/bus and seeing the beauty of a new place for the first time.

Rose Mickan, Consultant 

Q1 – What do you enjoy about working at Context? I enjoy the intellectual stimulation and variety of the work. Each site is unique and uncovering its stories and understanding the evolution of the built fabric is an exciting process.

Q2 – What are you working on at the moment? I am working on Conservation Management Plans for two cemeteries, Lakes Entrance sea walls and a memorial avenue in Hobart, as well as several interpretation strategies for inner city sites.

Q3 – How do you recharge / what do you enjoy doing outside of work? Spending a day at home brings me great joy,I like to go to the markets, read, tidy and decorate and make ceramics. The rest of my free time is spent catching up with friends and visiting museums, heritage sites and gardens!