This year’s Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering Awards will recognise the individuals and teams making outstanding contributions to gender diversity within their industry.

The awards recognise  individuals,  teams, and companies and initiatives that have helped contribute to making a construction or engineering firm a great place to work. This represents a unique opportunity for women within the civil engineering and construction sector to gain recognition at a national level and have their achievements celebrated across both New Civil Engineer and Construction News.


Positioning your company as a great place to work

Celebrating the industry’s achievements and initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Networking with other companies and individuals striving to improve employment practice and support their workforce


The CN & NCE Inspiring Women in Construction & Engineering Awards has a rigorous judging process to decide our winners. Applications will be considered by a panel of judges including key industry leaders and our supporting partners. These judges will review entries to determine the shortlist and then convene in a roundtable discussion, to select the winners for that category.

Each stage is designed to provide a fair and transparent process. Please note, that all categories other than the ‘Inspiring Women – Organisation’ categories will be judged on your written entry alone, so make sure you include as much supporting evidence as possible and make it clear in your entry why you should win. 

Stage 1:  Online Judging – once the entry phase closes, the judges will review online and score each submission to determine the shortlist.

Stage 2:  Roundtable discussion – once the shortlist is announced, all finalists will be reviewed again by our judging panel to select the winner. 

In person judged categories:

The following categories will be judged in person for stage 2 judging:

  • Inspiring Women - Consultant of the Year
  • Inspiring Women - Contractor of the Year
  • Inspiring Women - Supplier of the Year


Shortlisted entries for the awards were invited to a learning and development workshop on Tuesday 18 July, offering networking and a unique opportunity to discuss challenges and career development. It was a fantastic afternoon offering valuable insights, take a look at the photos below.

In addition to winning a trophy, the winners will receive mentoring support through the programme to further boost their careers.


Hopefully you'll find an answer to your question below. If not, please contact Sara Sane on 020 3953 2819 or email sara.sane@emap.com

To view the criteria, create your account, or login with your email and password used to create your account if you have already done so. Select ‘Enter Now’ against the category you wish to view where the criteria will be displayed. If you wish to start your entry at this point any information you add will be autosaved and you can login to complete the rest of the entry at any time.

Enter the email address and password that you used when you first started your entry on the log in page, you will then be taken through to your dashboard and will be able to continue your entry.

You can enter another category by selecting the category you wish to enter from the ‘Categories’ section.

Please contact Sara Sane on 020 3953 2627 or email Sara.sane@emap.com and they will be able to help you with your entry.