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CIF Event to celebrate Women in Construction on International Women's Day.

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International Women's Day 2021

You're invited to virtually attend the 5th CIF Event to celebrate Women in Construction on International Women's Day.

9.00am - 10.30am
Thursday, March 4th 2021

Following on from the success of the Federation's previous breakfast briefings as part of the #BuildingEquality campaign launched in 2017, we are delighted to announce our 5th International Women's Day Event this year.

You're invited to attend an a virtual event that will celebrate the achievements of women in the construction industry and will also provide a forum to discuss issues facing women in the sector.

This event is free to attend, however, places are limited and registration is required. Please register your attendance early, using the button below to avoid disappointment.

We hope you can join us for what is sure to be another inspiring morning.

Register Here


9.00am: Welcome Address from the Summit Chair

Tara Flynn, CIF Chairperson Western Region

9.05am: Opening Remarks

Frank Kelly, President, CIF

9.15am: In conversation with Sandi Rhys Jones

Sandi Rhys Jones, OBE, management consultant, non-executive director, motivational speaker; and pragmatic and practical champion for women in construction, engineering and science

9.30am: PANEL DISCUSSION: There Is No Straight Line

The panel discusses their passion for construction, how they joined, challenges in the industry, and how women can have a fulfilling career in construction

Moderator: Conor O’Connell, Director, Southern Region, CIF

Mary-Catherine Program Manager, Glenveagh Properties Plc

Aoife Gormally, Foreman, John Sisk & Son Ltd

Kathy Kissane, Civil Engineer, Irish Rail

9.55am: In conversation with Nicky Wright, Supply Chain Manager, High Speed Two (HS2)

Nicky Wright MEng MSc MCIPS. Associate – Supply Chain Management, Gardiner & Theobald

10.10am: PANEL DISCUSSION: Skills for success

The panelists discuss their career paths, skill-set, their mentors and supports
and explore ways to encourage more people into our industry.

Moderator: Shane Dempsey, Director of Communications, CIF

Joanne Cluxton, Group HR Manager, Mercury

Fiona Cormican, New Business Director, Clúid Housing

Leanne McLoughlin, Health and Safety Operations Manager, BAM Contractors Ireland

Marian Finnegan, Managing Director, Sherry FitzGerald Residential & Advisory

10:35am: Call to Action for Mentorship for Construction

Robert Butler, Head of Learning & Development, CIF

10:45am: Closing Remarks from Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF

Share your story and inspire women and girls with an interest in construction.

Women make up just 8.49% of those working in construction in Ireland. Whether you realise it or not, you have the power to be an inspiring role model to women and girls in the industry. We want to share your inspiring stories to show women the importance of their role in construction.

Your story can help inspire women in the industry and women or girls considering a career in construction. More women in construction will lead to a more productive, diverse and efficient industry and this benefits us all.

Please feel free to pass this request on to others, men and women, who’s story can help inspire a more equal and diverse industry.

Help us in #BuildingEquality by sharing your story here on our website .

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