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Supporting International Women’s Day and Women in Construction Week

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As a business with strong female representation operating within an industry in which women are traditionally under-represented, we are proud to support International Women’s Day 2023 and Women in Construction Week. International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900’s and is celebrated annually on March 8, and the theme this year is #EmbraceEquity. The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about “Why equal opportunities aren’t enough.”

IWD is a global event which celebrates the cultural, economic, political, and social achievements of women and encourages gender equity (being fair and impartial to all sexes). This week is also significant as we celebrate Women in Construction (WIC) Week (March 5th – March 11th), which is another important event for us as we fully support highlighting women as a visible component of the construction industry, while also raising awareness about the opportunities available for women.

This year’s theme, ‘Many Paths, One Mission’, celebrates the different journeys women have taken toward the same goal: strengthening and amplifying the success of women in the construction industry.

Construction firms of all sizes and types are encouraged to participate in WIC Week and show their support for their women employees. They can also find events to participate near them on our event calendar.

For more information on Women in Construction Week, you can access their information, events and more here. Use the following hashtags to get involved in the conversation on social media: #wicweek #wicweek23 #25yearsofwicweek #womeninconstructionweek2023

Cherie Coughlan, our Managing Director, said:

“Having worked in a male dominated industry for some time, it’s great to see an improvement in female representation across the industry in recent years. It’s vitally important that equal opportunities are provided for both men and women in any industry, and events like these will hopefully accelerate the change in narrative and approach.

“I believe that highlighting the issue and increasing awareness are both fantastic ways to ensure that the issue is addressed.”