It’s no secret that the construction industry is massively male biased. A CIOB article published on November 1, 2017 revealed that women make up only 13% of construction sector workers, while only 2% of workers on-site are female. These are staggering numbers that must be addressed, particularly as the demand for talent to build future cities, and infrastructure, is expected to skyrocket in the coming years.
Trailblazing women have already been contributing significantly to the sector on a global level, and the industry only stands to benefit further by tackling gender imbalance.
With the Women in Construction Summit, Middle East Consultant will shine a light on gender imbalance in the sector and discuss key issues, including how the sector can move forward, as well as inspire and nurture the next generation of female professionals.
Through presentations and panel discussions, delegates can learn from professionals and companies that are working to balance the gender scales, and hear inspirational stories from women who are already making their mark in the industry.
The Summit is also an ideal networking platform to meet with key industry figures and personalities, government officials and other decision makers.
Hear from industry veterans about the importance and benefits of balancing the gender scales, learn about key issues relating to the subject and why it’s important to identify and nurture the next generation of female professionals now. Listen to the challenges and day-to-day experiences of female professionals that have already made their mark in the industry.
Inspiration is important and at the Women in Construction Summit, you’ll be able to find out what inspired some of today’s trailblazing female professionals. You’ll also learn about how they overcame gender bias challenges and other issues in their professional careers.
The WIC Summit is an ideal platform to network and interact with respected professionals and decision makers from government bodies, consultants, contractors and solution providers from across the region. With several breaks scheduled for networking, you’ll be able to get one-on-one time with panelists and presenters, following on from interactive Q&A sessions and a CPD workshop.
The importance and benefits of gender balance in the construction sector
What will it take to change the construction industry?
What it’s like to be a female professional in the industry today
Current barriers within the industry and within construction firms
The importance working with educational institutions to encourage and attract the next generation
Making workplaces (offices and construction sites) gender neutral
Using gender-neutral language in communications
The WIC Summit offers you a chance to reach out to all relevant industry professionals as well as key government representatives. Engage with a captive audience of decision makers and influencers, who are involved in specifying products and services that you supply.
As a sponsor of the WIC Summit, we can create a package that is tailor-made to help you reach your objectives. Get in touch with us now.
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