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Women in Construction NI Summit 2020

CITB NI and the CITB NI Women in Construction Network


Inspiring change and shattering stereotypes

A full day of inspirational stories, business advice and career development for women currently working in the construction industry, and for employers who support diversity or best practice in the industry.

With an ageing workforce, a skills shortage, and the increasing use of new technologies, there has never been a better time to encourage more diversity in the construction industry.


With so few women working in the construction industry at present, employers are missing an opportunity to recruit the best talent from a large percentage of the working population.


Increasing the talent pool and making it easier for women and other underrepresented populations to not just join the industry but to remain in the industry, is common sense for any employer. Given that it has been proven that more diversity in the workforce and particularly in leadership positions, can lead to higher profits and more innovation, it makes good business sense too.


Featuring leading industry professionals, this Summit will be an enjoyable and entertaining day for women currently working in the construction industry or those interested in joining the industry, to hear inspirational stories, get thought-provoking tips on managing their careers, and to identify role models. Networking opportunities will also provide women with the chance to expand their professional networks.


For those who work with and support women in the construction industry such as employers (directors, senior managers, and HR managers), employer associations and professional bodies, the conference will provide a chance to hear about best practice in diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Speakers from Arup, Clanmil Housing, Farrans, Gilbert-Ash, GRAHAM, GRAHAM-BAM, McAleer & Rushe, Nicola McCracken Safety Services, NIFRS, Scottish Water, Turner & Townsend, White Ink, and Women’sTEC will entertain and inform throughout the day. Full agenda will be available shortly.


Registration from 9am, conference starts at 10am. Conference closes at 3.30pm.


Strand 1: Career Management and Progression

Target Audience: Women currently in the construction industry

Topics include mentoring, returning to work, building confidence and networks


Strand 2: Applying the Business Case for Diversity

Target Audience: Companies, Senior Management, HR

Topics include recruiting an inclusive workforce, supporting returners, and best practice


Tickets cost £25 per person – decide whether you wish to attend Strand 1 or Strand 2 above and then select your ticket accordingly.


*Please note that there is a limit of 5 tickets per company initially – please e-mail to have additional attendees added to a waiting list.


CITB NI grant aid is not available for this event.


Have a question for one of our speakers? E-mail it to and we will try to include it in our panel session.


Share your experience on social media using the hashtag #WICNSummitNI2020.

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