GAZELLA is an independent publication offering insights into inspiring females within the built environment. Our blog exhibits interviews focusing on the work of women and topical issues in the current climate. Launched to capture the stories and spirit of the determined, Gazella shares a passion for the celebration of women, their experiences and opinions, as well as advice and learnings that can be shared amongst our community.

Our mission is to inspire, celebrate and create awareness for women everywhere. We want women and men to hear what women are achieving within the built environment. Gazella aims to encourage and engage women at entry level and in turn foster retention within the industry. We are about positivity and collaboration. We want to stimulate people to think outside the box and explore all opportunities.

Danielle and Justine hope you find Gazella a wealth of inspiration. Please feel free to contact them through the various Gazella social networks.

Justine Hadj

Justine loves eating. She lives in Carlton, enjoys yoga and is a huge Seinfeld fan. She finished studying her Masters of Construction Management at Melbourne University and has been working within the construction industry ever since. The heart and soul of Gazella, her drive and obsession for strength, advocation and integrity has gotten these two girls and their passion from the dark room to the gallery wall.

She hopes one day that she can indulge in more relaxing crafternoons, however she is adamant, once her empire is complete, there will be plenty of time for that. When she isn’t slaving away on site or running Gazella in her spare time, being creative and generally awesome at arty stuff, is her modus operandi. It’s not uncommon for her friends to find her surrounded by concrete candles or with paint in her (totally rocking) hair.

Danielle Savio

Danielle works at a construction company with an obsession for late night emailing and a penchant for the dramatic. She studied her Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Property and Construction at The University of Melbourne. She grew up in the outer south eastern suburbs but is now currently living with her partner Kyle in an art deco apartment in beachy St Kilda.

When she isn’t working, she swaps her work boots for pointe shoes and spends all her spare time at dance class. Because once a dancer, always a dancer at heart. One of her first choreographed dance pieces was to Madonna’s “What it feels like for a Girl”. It’s an important message. Madonna gets it. We all need to show our strength on the outside. She can be a rather tough nut to crack, but once you get to know her, she is just like a Cadbury cream egg, full of sweetness on the inside.