Women in Construction Action Network

Organiser: Lisa Worrall
Location: University of Salford

Women & Work: Sectors Pathways Initiative Raising Skills and Unlocking Potential A free developmental programme for women wanting to advance their careers in the construction industry. Funded by the Women & Work: Sectors Pathways initiative. While nearly two million people in the UK work in the construction industry, less than 200,000 – or around 10% – are women working in the industry. The Women & Work: Sectors Pathways Initiative, aims to raise recruitment levels in sectors where women are under represented, increase earning potential and aid career progression. The initiative is in response to recommendations by the Women & Work Commission’s report ‘Shaping a Fairer Future’ and received government funding, matched by employer contributions. The development programme is aimed at all women wishing to develop a career in construction, e.g. new apprentices, and women new to the industry. The approach is informal and highly participative with active discussion, exchange of ideas exercises and group work. Please note that women working in Legal, Business, HR, Marketing, Sales and Customer Services roles will not be supported for receipt of the free CPD training. Those in administrative, managerial, technical support, professional roles and manual occupations are. However, we operate a ‘buddy scheme’ whereby non‐eligible women can attend if they are accompanied by someone who is eligible. For more information on eligibility or to book yourself a place, please email Lisa Worrall at ( ) or Sunrita Dhar‐Bhattacharjee on 8 September 09.30-13.00 Dealing with Difficult People University of Salford 16 September 09.30-13.00 Dealing with Difficult People: Negotiating Skills University of Salford 24 September 09.30-15.00 Effective Leadership University of Salford There is no charge for attending these events. For all other events, if a delegate registers and fails to attend without giving 48 hours notice, a nominal charge of £50 will be allocated without exception. This is due to costs incurred for that place at each event. For more information on the Women in Construction Action Network, register online at