Today celebrates international women’s day. This is a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Construction News recently published the article “Where are all the Women in Construction?”
The article states “the industry is struggling to attract women into the sector. According to research released this month by Keepmoat, only 13% of 1000 women it surveyed aged 16-25 would consider a career in the industry. Almost half (46 per cent) of respondents said the main reason for the industry’s lack of appeal was perceived barriers to career progression”
Read the full article here
Geobear support International Women’s day with their 2018 campaign. We #pressforprogress to celebrate women’s achievements
Sue Hampson is Scheduling Manager at Geobear UK. Sue has been with the company now for 10 years and began her career in an administration role. After 6 months, she was promoted to Scheduling Assistant and after 2 years in the position was promoted to Scheduling Manager.
Sue has been in her current position for 7 years and comments on this,
“When I first started my role within scheduling I was the only woman in the Operations department which was daunting. I was however welcomed by the team and became accustomed to working in a male dominated environment. Being a woman in construction has not held me back in my career, Geobear have supported and developed me over the years. I enjoy my job and have noticed over the years that more women are being given the opportunity to work in high positions. I would encourage other women to look for a career in construction and not discount this as something just for men”
Geobear are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
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