CN Inspiring Women in Construction

Leeds Inspire Me Workshop

9:00 Registration
9:30 Welcome from chair
Zak Garner-Purkiss,
head of content, Construction News
9:35 Achieving Success
A look into Holly’s career and exploring how the career ladder is not one clear, straight path.
Holly Price, director of training and development, Keltbray Group
9:55 Masterclass: Boost Your Career
This highly interactive workshop enables delegates, at any stage in their career journey, to take stock of their career to date and brainstorm next steps. Using NLP techniques, participants are shown how to take control and ownership of their career aspirations. The session will enable you to showcase your skills, knowledge and achievements and is based of Skills 4 programme with over 10-year successful track record within the construction sector.
Jayne Little, managing director, Skills 4
10:30 Case study: The truths of unconscious bias
Insight into Arup’s unconscious bias training and how society has a long way to go to change the mindsets of men and women alike. Understand the short-term effects and lessons they have learned from implementing the training programme.
Diane Thornhill, HR director, Arup

Panel discussion:

The relevance and need for women focused initiatives from training and quotas to awards and recognition. Are these initiatives vital toimproving gender balance in construction? Are we heading too into positive discrimination? Do they still serve a purpose in the industry?
Jen Durie, senior engineer, Cundall
Danna Walker,
director, Built by Us
Brad Miller,
Nicola Hindle,
managing director, Amey

11:40 Closing remarks from chair
11:45 End of work shop

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