I work closely with the site team to deliver the construction project as required.
My day normally starts the afternoon before, planning the work for the next day. I carry out the induction on site in the morning and sequence the trades to carry out the work as per the build program. I closely monitor the progress throughout the day and address any issues that arise.
I use my powerful voice for the unrepresented or underrepresented. I tend to speak with schools and university students and participate in panel events to ensure that I am inspiring the future group of inspirational young people and, at the same time, giving a different perspective to the older generation.
I hadn’t faced or felt the barriers unless I started in construction. The major barrier I have felt is to be in a male dominated industry and have an opinion.
People telling me that the construction industry is not for women and I won’t be there for long keeps me motivated.
Diversity and inclusion is the only way forward. In order to break down the barriers, we need to have equal participation from a diverse group so that everyone feels included.
I would introduce more inspirational female leaders and CEOs. The world is missing out on major female participation and is unaware or only little aware of the differences they can make.
People have much lower expectations and think I can’t do it. Proving them wrong is definitely the best part of being a female in my role.
Any initiation around diversity is a good thing as we haven’t got a diverse workforce. All initiatives should be welcomed until a diverse workforce is attained.
Diversity brings diverse views, approach and solution to the problems. It challenges the organization so if it is an organization that wants to change, progress, think outside the box and grow then diversity will definitely help. But if it is an organization which is reluctant to change then diversity will struggle to help.
Understanding that change needs time has been my biggest knock back. As construction industry is changing at an extremely slow pace which is sometimes hard to accept.
I hope to play my role actively in this transition phase to pave path for all the unstoppable inspirational future woman and wish to see substantial growth in female participation.