Women In Construction!

in the park

Happy new year!

It’s been a fantastically busy start to the new year in the Cave office. We have been busy with our first Straw Bale extension, playing with adventure playgrounds, working with the Bat Conservation trust and making plans to Paint the Town Green!

Vera and I were lucky enough to be invited to a conference hosted by Suscon a couple of days ago titled ‘Women in Construction’. Wow! What an inspiring day! So many fantastically clever and passionate women all talking about how they ended up in their various jobs within construction. Interestingly enough, all of them either involved in sustainable endeavours or communication…

Did you know that women represent less than 1% of the Uk construction industry? And most of them in admin’! I can only think that if change is to happen it has to start in schools with girls being educated, inspired and told they really can do ANYTHING they want with their careers, instead of being restricted and de-motivated by stereotypes.

So come on ladies, get out there and shout about your success!

Interesting links:

www.wamt.org

www.theukrc.org

www.suscon.uk.net