Boost your career, gain deep industry insight…
and shatter the glass ceiling

Be inspired by industry leaders, maximise the success of your career and business, and join a vibrant community of like-minded professionals building a diverse, inclusive industry

The Women in Construction Summit is vital to help us to achieve greater diversity. It provides a safe space to ask tough questions, to hold a mirror up to our sector and to co-create solutions that work for us all.

Manon Bradley, Development Director @ MPA

Empowered women empower each other – a phrase heard but not often actioned. The Women in Construction Summit is a chance for each and every single person to feel empowered and continue to pass on that baton for the next generations to come.

Anjali Pindoria, Project Surveyor @ Avi Contracts

Our greatest hope is that events like Women in Construction Summit 2019 can serve to get the problem into the international conversation and improve the numbers and conditions for women in construction to enhance the reputation, productivity and profitability of the Industry.

Barbara Res

About the Women in Construction Summit

We’re back…. After a sell-out event in March 2018, the Women in Construction Summit is back for another year, breaking ground and challenging norms in the fight for progress!

The industry continues to face a variety of challenges, including skills shortages, issues in project delivery and digital disruption. But how are these affecting productivity and pushes towards diversifying the workforce? It’s time to look at inclusion as an opportunity and not an obligation!

The Women in Construction Summit 2019 will offer an even broader range of career and personal development workshops, critical discussions assessing company case studies and inspiring keynote presentations from advocates who are challenging the norm.

You’ll leave feeling empowered, motivated and energised, and with the right tools to effect positive change in your own organisation.

Become an integral part of a movement to reconstruct the industry!


Women in Construction Summit will provide you with 6 CPD hours



Companies that get involved

Mott Macdonald
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Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Speakers include

Barbara Res

Vicki Holmes

Digital Manager @ Multiplex

Edward McAlpine

Chairman @ Sir Robert McAlpine

Sarah Beale


Alison Waterworth

Rail Project Manager @ Mott MacDonald

Karen Brookes

Director of People and Infrastructure @ Sir Robert McAlpine

Nick Pearce

Co-Founder & Strategy Director @ JPC

Isabel Coman

Project Director & Board Director @ Skanska Costain Strabag JV & HSRIL

Topics include

Repainting the Industry

  • Diversity is More Than Gender 
  • Reconstructing the Space for Diverse Growth 
  • Steps to Repaint Our Industry 
  • Reshaping the Norm 
  • Diversity in the Supply Chain 

Business Commitment to Inclusivity

  • Responsibility of our Leaders
  • Advocating From the Majority 
  • Creating a Network of Allies 
  • Highlighting the Path to Success
  • Drafting the Business Case 

Taking Charge of Your Career

  • Day in the Life of….
  • Taking Your Seat at the Table 
  • Tackling Imposter Syndrome
  • Steps to Become a Global Leader
  • Championing Your Career


  • Building Your Road to Construction 4.0 
  • Women’s Role in BIM 
  • Impact of Digitisation 
  • Redefining the Use of Data 

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