BSRIA is pleased to support this week's 10th anniversary of Women into Construction. Its aim is to be the construction industry’s organisation of choice for women and contractors and to change the face of construction.
“The Women into Construction mission to facilitate connections between women, the construction industry, training organisations and referrers to create a more diverse workforce has full backing from BSRIA..
With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress.
Diversity is clearly needed in the construction industry to tip the scales of the current status quo and turn the tide so that women are more fairly represented.
There is a myriad of diverse roles for women working in the built environment in 2018 – from surveyors to construction site managers.
The spirit of Women into Construction fits in well with BSRIA’s INSPIRE project which is working with local schools, national and local politicians and the media to promote STEM and change its perceptions.
Over the last few summers, BSRIA continued its tradition of building and sharing knowledge by recruiting a female summer interns to give them experience in the professional workplace and undertake a perceptive industry reports.
Indeed: BSRIA continues to work with local schools and colleges, in and around Bracknell, to promote STEM subjects – not only at an early age – but to women – who have historically not always chosen this professional avenue. BSRIA is also proud to employ 36 per cent female staff.
BSRIA is very supportive of women going into engineering and proud to be employing many female engineers itself who are flourishing. Engineers change the world.”
The next 10 years
As a Call to Action Women into Construction welcomes any industry ideas or help to increase gender diversity in the industry.
Women into Construction is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes gender equality in construction. It offers bespoke support to women wishing to work in the construction industry and assists contractors to recruit highly motivated women, reducing skills gaps and creating a more gender-equal work force.