2017 Video highlights
The inaugural Inspire Summit took place on Wednesday 6thSep at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and brought together almost 400 construction, engineering & housing professionals to hear about the achievements of women blazing a trail in the built environment.
The event, hosted by award-winning journalist and broadcaster Marverine Cole, was attended by men and women working in the built environment, as well as students and school pupils hoping to join the industry.
Attend | Learn | Inspire
Following the success of last year’s Inspire Summit, the one day conference and exhibition returns to Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on the 25th September.
The event highlights the women working in the UK construction, engineering and housing sectors who are bucking the trend, reshaping expectations and inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.
The event will see 400+ construction professionals of all sexes come together to hear about & debate how we can implement a more diverse & inclusive building sector while offering free attendance to school children (and their parents/ teachers), students in higher education and apprentices.
The one day conference will start with a 'what inspires me' panel of leading women in their fields in the main auditorium followed by a programme of focus sessions, panel discussions and live workshops across 3 arenas. A wide range of professional case studies and issues from finding the right paths to apprenticeships to ensuring a happy work/life balance to leadership models and organisational change will be examined, along with designated exhibition viewing time between sessions, drinks reception and evening dinner to ensure attendees have the opportunity to connect.
Inspiring future generations
In addition to construction professionals attending as delegates, school children (and their parents/ teachers), students in higher education and apprentices the opportunity to attend free of charge – to hear from inspirational role models paving a successful career in the sector, learn new skills in live workshops and generally get a taster of what a career in construction can offer.
There was a large selection of exhibitors displaying a vast array of products and services including;
- Wates Group
- Redrow Homes
- The Association of Women in Property (WiP)
- Women in Social Housing (WISH)
- Morson International
- Women on the Tools
- Skills4Stem Ltd
- Travis Perkins
- Willmott Dixon
- Galliford Try Partnerships
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
- University of Salford
- Waste Plan Solutions
- Great Places Housing Group
- Jooce Marketing & PR
- National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
One amazing day…
If you don’t try you will never know whether you can do something
why just fit in when you can stand out?
Be unique and proud and make space to learn
The sector is doing some good work. It is just getting that message out there
We need to value people who work with their hands
We need to encourage parents to understand what construction is about