TRACK 2 - Student & Apprentice Delegates

08:30 – 09:30     Registration, exhibition & networking

09:30 – 09:40     Welcome to Inspire Summit
Host Marverine Cole, journalist and broadcaster

09:40 – 10:00     From the suffragettes to today: A reflection on the role of women in industry over the last 100 years
Emma Richman, director of assets, Great Places Housing Group

10:05 – 10:25     Strong foundations: What is the built environment and why is it so important to modern society?
Jessica Picard, business transformation consultant, Arcadis
Jo Wraith, business transformation and change consultant, Arcadis

10:25 – 11:05     Just the job: What inspired me into a career in construction
Loretta Lipworth, chair & co-founder, National Association of Women in Construction, North West (chair)
Rebecca Hartshorn, preconstruction manager, Sisk Group
Mary Kelly-Mannion, head of procurement, Quintain
Manjeeta Pathak, assistant site manager, Redrow

11:05 – 11:20     Coffee, exhibition and networking

Wearing different (hard) hats: Roles in construction

11:20 – 11:35    Site Manager: Michelle Hands, Project Manager 

11:35 – 11:50    Construction lawyer: Katie Saunders, partner, Trowers & Hamlins LLP

11:50 – 12.05    Architect: Simone de Gale, owner, Simone de Gale Architects

12.05 – 12.20     Electrical engineer: Dr Ozak Esu, engineer, Cundall

12.20 – 12.35    Housing Management: Emma Richman, director of assets, Great Places Housing Group

12.35 – 12.55     Safety: Lesley McLeodCEO, The Association for Project Safety

12:55 – 13:30     Lunch, exhibition and networking

13:30 – 13:50     The big question: Why would you want to work in a construction industry trade?
Claire Schimmer, designer, cabinet maker and Chair of Trustees for Women on the Tools
Fiona Sharp, director of Re:vision, Procure Plus
Claire and Fiona will be joined by special guests

13:50 – 14:15     Design Engineer Construction Course
Lauren Cunningham, undergraduate engineer, WSP

14:15 – 14:35     Out of this world: Construction careers of the future
Anna Davies, director, David Miller Architects

14:35 – 15:05     Building blocks: Different routes into industry and steps to success
Kathryn Lennon Johnson, founder, Built Environment Skills in Schools (chair)
Karen Armitage, CEO, Stafford and Rural Homes
Sally-Ann Smith, head of marketing and communications, Seddon
Hattie Hasan, Founder, Stopcocks Women Plumbers

15:05 – 15:20 Coffee, exhibition and networking

15:20 – 15:50     Resilience Training Workshop
Caroline Dakin, founder, Caroline Dakin Associates

15:50 – 16:30     Keynote speaker, Barbara Res

16:30 – 16:40 Closing Remarks/Conference Close