According to the Department of Civil & Building Engineering, Loughborough University, UK; "The construction sector plays an important role in economic growth.......... however, the construction sector remains male-dominated and women’s growing role as decision-makers and buyers is not reflected by their input into construction innovation and creativity."
Women represent only 11% of the construction workforce in the UK and most of these jobs are office based and only 2% work in manual jobs. When it comes to women in engineering only 9 per cent of UK engineering professionals are women, 18 per cent in Spain, 26 per cent in Sweden and 20 per cent in Italy.
The aim of the awards is to make these industries more enticing to women. To create role models for women considering a career in these sectors, while encouraging companies to employ and train more women in these industries.
The nomination deadline has been extended to the 4th of Feb 2021. To nominate companies only need to complete a simple nomination form here!
After the nomination deadline on the all nominees will be contacted to complete a questionnaire. Nominees will have one week to complete the questionnaire.
After the questionnaire deadline the judges will review all the details and select the finalists. The finalists will then be invited to have an in person interview with the judges in April 2021.
The winners will be announced on the May 2021.