2022 Conference and Awards

2022 | Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering

The Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering conference brought together women and allies from both sectors for a half day conference. The event showcased the inspiring role models and demonstrate how organisations are striving to improve diversity and empower women in the sector.

Shortlist Workshop

2022 | Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering

The first NCE&CN shortlist workshop was held in July to offer the successful shortlisted entries an exclusive learning and development workshop, offering networking and a unique opportunity to discuss challenges and career development.

2022 Webinar - Realising the benefits of modern mentoring

2022 | Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering

The CN & NCE Inspiring Women in Construction & Engineering 2022 webinar focused on realising the benefits of mentoring in the construction and engineering sectors.

We were joined by:

  • Josie Rothera, director, STEER Support & Mentoring
  • Donna Walker, founder, Built by Us
  • Ewelina Kruk, associate director, Incendium Consulting

How business should evolve to help women's careers

19 NOV 2020 | Inspiring Women

In this webinar, we were joined by Sophie Lambert, project manager, VINCI Construction Grands Projets, Paige Matthews, finance director, Trad, Osita Madu, equality, diversity and inclusion manager supply chain, HS2 and Trevor Payne, director of estates, University of Birmingham. They discussed how businesses should evolve to help women’s careers, how companies are investing in inclusive practices and how the industry can develop a better image to attract talented women.

How men must rise to the gender challenge

15 OCT 2020 | Inspiring Women

In this webinar, we were joined by Aimee Baker, head of UK project and cost consultancy, JLL, Loraine Martins, director of diversity and inclusion, Network Rail and John Boughton, deputy managing director, Wales and the West, Willmott Dixon. They discussed why equality matters to everyone in construction, what men need to do to enact positive change and what role they can play as allies in their business.

Agents of change: the role of men in improving diversity

22 OCT 2020 | By David Price

Construction News recently gathered a panel as part of our Inspiring Women in Construction initiative to discuss the role that men need to play if the industry is going to improve its diversity and really progress.

How Willmott Dixon is shifting culture

24 SEP 2020 | Inspiring Women

The online session discusses how Willmott Dixon is shifting culture, improving recruitment and mitigating the impact of Covid-19. Hear inspiring content and best practice from speakers including Willmott MD for the North Anthony Dillon, construction manager Lianne Lawson, and management trainee (production) Lauren Barrow.

Does diversity of thought exist at the board level?

8 JULY 2020 | Inspiring Women

Does diversity of thought exist at the board level? Our July webinar explored this question and our expert panelists discussed how you can put diversity and inclusivity at the forefront of your organisation.

Inspiring Women: give the boardroom a boost with diversity of thought

17 JULY 2020 | By CN Staff

Staged as part of our Inspiring Women in Construction programme, the webinar assessed the value of diversity of thought at board level and in other senior leadership positions. A panel of highly experienced women from across the industry tackled a variety of questions posed by a live audience. You can watch a recording of the virtual event below.

The contribution that mentoring can make

28 MAY 2020 | Inspiring Women

Our webinar at the end of May focused on the contribution that mentoring can make in the current climate. With professionals at all levels squaring up to many unfamiliar challenges, the need for measured guidance and good counsel is more acute than ever.

Forget the Karate Kid: the promise of modern mentoring

09 JUNE 2020 | By CN Staff

How can construction companies and the individuals within them benefit from the promise of mentoring? That was the topic tackled recently by a live Construction News webinar, which looked at the potential for mentoring in our sector.

Staged as part of our Inspiring Women in Construction programme, the online debate also shone a particular light on how mentoring might help women make career progress, as well as the contribution mentoring programmes can make to the industry’s lack of diversity.

Inspired in Manchester

13 JUNE 2018 | By Lucy Alderson

This morning CN took its Inspire Me campaign up to Manchester – the first event we’ve put on outside of London for nearly a decade (with many more planned).

Today was the second of four workshops we are putting on across the country this year to help women advance their careers and to get more females into senior leadership roles in the industry.

Calling all men: Do women have an ally in you?

01 MARCH 2018 | By Binyamin Ali

London’s Sofitel Hotel played host this morning to the first workshop for CN’s Inspire Me campaign, which aims to encourage and support women into industry leadership roles.

It was fantastic to see such a strong turnout, particularly in the face of wretched weather conditions.

Inspire Me: CN campaign launches in London

21 FEB 2018 | By Lucy Alderson

Something very unusual happened yesterday evening at the launch party of Construction News’ Inspire Me campaign.

It wasn’t a typical construction event, where you would usually see a sea of suits and ties when scanning the room of guests. After all, men account for roughly 87 percent of the industry.

Wilmott Dixon statement

| By Rick Willmott

We know our industry is facing up to a skills shortage. It is a crisis that has been relevant for the last five years.

But the impending prospect of Brexit, the improving economic fortunes of our European neighbours, the ageing profile of our skilled trades and the industry’s lack of diversity are building up to a perfect storm.