I think as women in the construction industry we need to raise the profile of existing female employees as this helps to encourage others. If you are lucky enough to have a job you love the best thing you can do is tell others, we naturally want to find role models for ourselves and in doing so we can help women take awareness of the many opportunities available to them. their. So publicize the women who work with you, to show that women are just as capable of a successful career in construction as in any other industry. Women supporting women is great, but we need men to get involved too.
“It is extremely positive to see the increase in the number of women working in construction, not only in office positions, but also in trades on the construction site.
When I was new to the industry in 2017, I felt upbeat though nervous. Walking in a male dominated environment can be scary, but I was welcomed and accepted into the team – it wasn’t as bad as I thought! I grew personally and professionally within the industry, and it offers many areas of specialization with a range of skills – It can be for anyone! »
In my 18 years in this industry, things have definitely changed for the better for women in construction. However, more needs to be done to ensure women don’t feel undervalued or held back and to #BreakTheBias. That’s why it’s important to mark #IWD2022, recognize what it means and support each other. I love the following quotes which sum up my thoughts more eloquently and succinctly than I can!
“You can always tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see being built instead of being destroyed. – Unknown
“You only have one life to live. It’s yours. Own it, claim it, live it, do your best with it.
‘She believed she could so she did.’ – Unknown
I don’t think young women know how many opportunities there are in construction, those roles that are considered male-dominated can just as easily be filled by women, but the idea that construction is a must change. There is a wide range of specialist disciplines and roles in construction, we need to speak out more to highlight the work of our female employees and ensure that staff at all levels of the business recognize the importance and value of gender diversity.
I have survived and thrived in this industry thanks to exceptional colleagues and the support of a team. Working together and creating successful environments for men and women.
I have seen female electricians, plumbers and apprentices throughout my career and with the support I see and have at
Ok, it’s difficult, but it’s exciting, it’s also fast but it’s encouraging. And working in construction has been by far my most rewarding career.
You don’t have to be a site engineer. We must remind other women that the face of construction is not just what you see on the ground with good visibility, hats and goggles, look behind you and you will see the range of opportunities that await you inside. From surveying, finance, administration, human resources, leadership and much more.
As Senior Document Controller for TClarke London, I am proud of my position and only want to continue to pursue my goals to further advance in the business.
In my role, I can reach out to other women and help them gain the confidence and skills to work in construction and move up the ladder in the construction industry.
I want to inspire other women to pursue and achieve their ambition to work in construction.
I have worked in construction for three years to
We have a strong female workforce in
The number of women in construction has increased in recent years, helping to break the stereotype that construction is a “man’s world”, but it has not completely disappeared. Working in construction is rewarding work, with great variety and every day is different. The construction industry is so diverse and there is something for everyone. I started my career in construction working in administration before progressing as a professional, undertaking a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying, with experience in Project Management and Quantity Surveying.
I am now QS Assistant for
Beginner in a support role before construction, I am now assistant quantity surveyor,
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