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Women in Construction Week 2020: Celebrating Women in the Civil Engineering Industry

Mirren Dougan

March 6, 2020

Women in Construction Week is an annual celebration held from the 1st – 7th March and is centred around highlighting women as a viable component of the construction industry. To celebrate Women in Construction Week, we thought we’d highlight the hard work of a few influential women in the Industry:

1. MichelleShe Who Dares, Wins

Michelle is a Setting Out Engineer and Land Surveyor who documents her day to day life and experience in the industry on her blog (She Who Dares, Wins) and her YouTube channel (This is a man’s world). Michelle uses her experiences to influence and educate others on what it’s like to be a woman in a predominantly male industry, and we think she is doing a fantastic job!

Img Source: @thisisamansworlduk

2. KatieKatie Cranes

Katie is a Crane Supervisor who documented her journey into her career in Construction through her blog (Katie Cranes). Katie uses her social channels to discuss entries into the Construction industry following her own experience as an apprentice, check it out!

Img source: https://katiecranes.com/2019/06/10/why-we-need-on-site-representation/

3. Jennie GallagherCarmichaelUK

And finally, our very own Jennie Gallagher! Jennie had a successful career as a Land Surveyor on-site in New Zealand and in the UK before joining the CarmichaelUK recruitment team in 2007. Check out Jennie talking about her experiences on-site live on BBC Radio Suffolk:

Jennie Gallagher – BBC Radio Suffolk

CarmichaelUK also works closely with Women into Construction who are a non-profit organisation that promotes gender equality in Construction. We are proud to have been awarded ‘Most Engaged Contractor (West Midlands)’ Award 2019 at the Celebrating Women into Construction CIC Event, you can find out more about this Award on our LinkedIn.

Looking for a career in Civil Engineering? View all our current vacancies here: https://carmichaeluk.com/