Meet the Founders
Build in Common was created to - EMPOWER, ENABLE and DYMYSTIFY.
Co-founders Justine Teggelove and Pia Turcinov are excited to be developing an online Toolbox full of toolkits, tips and information, supported by an exciting events program, to help women navigate the building process. Build in Common will help you take control and give you the confidence to ask the right questions, to the right person at the right time in the build cycle.
"I aim to live my life by the ethos of paying it forward...I'm playing my part in demystifying the building industry and empowering women to have a go!"
Hi there! I am the Co-founder & CEO of Rodine Australia, a construction company in the commercial arena of the building industry.
My career path has been quite unconventional to say the least. Starting in Western Australia in the psychiatric nursing field, I have constantly pursued diverse opportunities and development. My lack of construction experience didn't stop me when my husband and I founded Rodine Australia 11 years ago.
I aim to live my life by the ethos of paying it forward and really enjoy mentoring individuals in many diverse careers and industries. I was fortunate to attend a Business Chicks and Virgin Unite Women's Leadership Program in 2016 on Necker Island with Richard Branson and world leaders; an experience which only reinforced my belief in women and what we can achieve!
Being nominated for the Telstra Australian Business Women of the Year Awards in 2016 and again in 2017, is a huge honour and I'm proud to be associated to an award that highlights women supporting women.
As one of the first (and few) female Co-founders and CEOs in the commercial construction industry, mother of two teenagers and now Co-founder of our latest project - Build in Common - I am really looking forward to playing my part in demystifying the building industry and empowering women to "have a go".
Hope to see you soon at one of our Build in Common events!
"In many ways our Build in Common mantra of "making it happen" lies at the heart of my personal journey. Often it is simple knowing where to start!"
Hello! Like Justine, my career has been one of constant discovery and self-development - that's what makes us such great business partners. I have been running my own businesses for most of my career and along the way have learnt so much working in the private, public and not for profit sectors. Since the early days of starting my life as a Commercial Lawyer in Sydney, I have thrived on meeting the many challenges and embracing the exciting opportunities of being not only a professional advisor, but over the years also a Company Director, Business Manager and Entrepreneur. Not to mention mother of three wonderful daughters!
I truly believe that the best ideas are worth nothing without execution and it is a privilege to play my part as change agent through mentoring other women and young entrepreneurs. I also am passionate about collaboration and the power of global entrepreneurship. I often present and facilitate on topics relating to business disruption, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as on the importance of championing STEM skills to prepare our next generation for the future.
I am Co-Chair of Women in Technology WA and sit on a number of University, Government and Industry boards and advisory panels. Through these different roles I have the fantastic opportunity to champion diversity and enable other women in business. So, in many ways our Build in Common mantra of "making it happen" lies at the heart of my personal journey. Often it is simply knowing where to start!