SIG was honoured to host their inaugural “Women in Construction Lunch” at the Ivy Restaurant on Dawson Street last Friday, the 27th of January.
The event was organised to recognise women’s significant contribution to the construction industry in Ireland and to discuss the opportunities and challenges that come with working in a male-dominated industry.
We were joined by talented women from many of our customers and suppliers and all had a fantastic day.
Our guest speaker was Carole Ann Clarke , the former Captain of the Ireland Women’s Rugby Team, who spoke about leading her team from a time when it was unheard of for women to play rugby, to merging with the IRFU and fighting for recognition in a male dominated sport.
Construction as we know is also a male dominated industry, with women making up just 9% of the construction workforce in Ireland according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).
It is also one of the largest industries in Ireland, contributing over 10% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and increasing female participation in the industry can help to improve decision-making, enhance innovation and deliver higher financial returns.
SIG was very proud to host such an event and we look forward to doing it again next year.
Thank you to Sarah Walsh for organising the event and thank you to everyone who attended.
Here’s who attended:
Zentia – UK
Firepro Logistics Limited
PJ Hegarty & Sons
John Sisk & Son Ltd