On International Women's Day 2016 here's what we've been doing to encourage women into careers in the construction industry in the past 6 months!
Stacey Clifford, a Duke of Gloucester Young Achievers Scheme winner in 2012 was invited by the UN to an Experts Group Meeting, along with a panel of 14 others to provide feedback on a project proposal by UN Habitat for encouraging women into the construction industry.
Stacey was specifically chosen in order to represent a young female working in the corporate side of the industry and was picked after being featured in the 2014 Building the Future - Women in Construction report published by the Smith Institute. Find out more.
We launched our #NotJustForBoys campaign in partnership with CITB’s Go Construct as a manifesto for change in the sector.
Month long feature on the Guardian Teacher’s portal including a number of articles and classroom resources.
Dedicated URL and website www.notjustforboys.co.uk where users can download the poster, manifesto and lesson plan.
Our campaign was supported by press ads in the Metro and the Times raising the profile of the Trust and #NotJustForBoys with a wider audience.
A series of interviews with women who work in construction, including Beth West, Commercial Director at HS2, was launched on the website to help inspire the next generation of women.
The #NotJustForBoys banner was a key focus of our presence at the Labour and Conservative party conferences.
Campaign picked up by a number of publications including Infrastructure Intelligence, Construction News Magazine and Charity Digital News.
#NotJustForBoys banner has been on tour round the country visiting a number of construction sites and offices including Network Rail and Farrells.
We're hosting an exhibition about women in construction at the Building Centre, London to celebrate International Women's Day.
Jemma Bridgeman from our Wales office achieved Outstanding for her Social Return On Investment in the KTP International Grading Panel.
Campaign supported on the front line with a successful women’s only carpentry course in Camden, and a #NotJustForBoys workshop on International Women’s Day.
Brooke Hills wins Highly Commended at the Land Securities Community Employment Programme Awards.
Wendy Heller shortlisted for Tradeswoman of the Year at the Women In Construction Awards 2016.
Executive Director Christine Townley is a judge at the Women in Construction Awards 2016 - and you'll be able to read all about it in her new blog.