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CITB NI to host the first ever local Women in Construction Summit 2020

CITB NI, the industry training board for the construction industry are hosting their inaugural Women in Construction Summit to be held in Belfast on Thursday 5 March 2020.
With a view to inspiring change and shattering stereotypes the Women in Construction Summit will be a full day of inspirational stories, business advice and career development for women currently working in the construction industry, those thinking of joining and for employers who support diversity or best practice in the industry.

Barry Neilson, Chief Executive CITB NI said, “We are delighted to host our very first Women in Construction Summit in Northern Ireland and looking forward to an enjoyable and entertaining day. CITB NI run and facilitate the Women in Construction Network in Northern Ireland which is made up of a group of friendly, inspiring and dedicated women working in a wide range of roles within the construction industry. This summit was inspired by the network to help to support and promote diversity within the growing construction 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 construction. 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. We look forward to a great event and we hope this summit will be the first of many on a local level.”

Hosted by Sarah Travers and featuring leading industry professionals from local construction businesses such as Arup, Clanmil Housing, Farrans, Gilbert-Ash, GRAHAM, GRAHAM-BAM, Henry Brothers, McAleer & Rushe, Nicola McCracken Safety Services,  NIFRS, Scottish Water, Turner & Townsend, White Ink, and Women’sTEC, the Women in Construction Summit 2020 will highlight inspirational stories, provide thought-provoking tips on career management, help identify role models and provide an opportunity to expand professional networks.

The Women in Construction Summit will be held on Thursday 5 March 2020 and booking is now open via :