International Women in Engineering Day

Today we are proud to celebrate the eighth year of International Women in Engineering Day.

This year’s #INWED21 theme is ‘engineering heroes’, looking to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the different career opportunities available to women in the construction industry.

In celebration of INWED21, alinea’s Victoria Caines joined the Waterman Group to venture around the City of London visiting two of our fantastic projects, Gresham St Pauls and Warwick Court.  The Waterman Group spoke to a variety of engineers to gain fascinating insights from the brilliant female-led project team behind the major refurbishment of Warwick Court.

Click here to watch The Waterman Groups video featuring inspiring stories and advice for future engineers from their own Polly Clifton, Rebecca Cadwallader and Ruth Tatanga, along with Stanhope’s Laura Collins, Victoria Caines from alinea Consulting and Irene Rodriguez from Mace.

To learn more about INWED and the exciting webinars, events and podcasts they are running this week, click here

“By starting my pathway into construction with studying Civil Engineering, it has provided me with a number of transferable skills and opportunities to be able to be where I am today – working as a chartered MEP quantity surveyor with some great teams on some of London’s most exciting projects.

I’m grateful to be able to use this opportunity to proactively promote gender equality in construction and to encourage the positive change for more young women to start a career in the Built Environment. I hope this helps to debunk some of the common misconceptions that may appear off-putting to some.

There’s such a wide range of roles and opportunities across all stages of project delivery, it’s just about finding the right fit. It is so important, now more than ever, to have a diverse and skilled workforce so we can continue to deliver successful projects whilst also inspiring the next generation of women in construction.”

Victoria Caines,

Senior Project Surveyor

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