Break the Bias – WiC Webinar

On International Women’s Day 2022, Women into Construction brought together over 150 industry stakeholders to discuss how we can collectively “Break the Bias” to address the gender imbalance in the construction workforce.

Speakers at the event included;

Kath Moore MBE, Managing Director for Women into Construction, who welcomed everyone and marked the importance of International Women’s Day.

Jacqui Wordsworth, Business Development Director for Women into Construction delivered an empowering presentation exploring bias, the barriers women face to enter and progress in the industry and solutions to break them.

WiC Members spoke passionately about how their organisations are taking action for equality and how they work with WiC to achieve this. Speakers included;
Katrina Baillie, Head of Recruitment and Resourcing, Openreach
Lorraine Casey, Pre-Construction Director, Bouygues
Sally Cleaver, Group Diversity Manager , Willmott Dixon

We were also joined by Divinia Fleary and Urszula Kalinowska,  who shared their inspirational journeys into construction with the support of WiC.

The event was an interactive, collaborative conversation using polls and a live Q&A to discuss the different ways in which we can all work together to implement change to break the bias that exists in our industry.

If you would like to know how your company can work with WiC to address the gender imbalance in construction, consider becoming a member or read more about how WiC can support your gender diversity goals.