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Women in Construction Summit

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.

Date:
Wed 1 May 2019
Time:
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Venue:
Oberoi Hotel business Bay, Dubai, UAE

Free

Overview

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.

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.

Key themes

  • 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

Free