Free webinar: inspiring women in construction – the promise of modern mentoring

Construction News and New Civil Engineer are delighted to announce a new partnership and programme of activity to inspire and support women in the construction and engineering sectors.

Building on the work of the CN Inspiring Women in Construction programme and its gender diversity pledge, and the NCE Recognising Women in Engineering Awards, both brands will be joining forces for a raft of activity in 2022.

“Those shortlisted will have the opportunity to participate in a half-day workshop and they will be introduced to our mentors who will go on to coach the winners”

We will be launching a collaborative awards programme in April to identify role models in technical excellence, outreach, leadership and contributions to projects, along with male and female diversity champions and organisations that go above and beyond to improve their workplace culture, and foster more inclusivity. We welcome entries from all individuals and organisations in the UK construction and engineering industry. Those shortlisted will have the opportunity to participate in a half-day workshop and they will be introduced to our mentors who will go on to coach the winners.

Even if you’re not successfully shortlisted, our final conference of the year will be open to everyone before we go on to crown the winners at the evening awards. You can also have your say and help to inform the content discussed at the events by participating in our Women in Construction & Engineering Survey.

Realising the benefits of mentoring

Our Construction News & New Civil Engineer webinar took place on 29 March. The co-hosted discussion with Lem Bingley, editor of Construction News, and Claire Smith, editor of New Civil Engineer, focused on realising the benefits of mentoring in the construction and engineering sectors with a panel of industry experts.

During the discussion, our panel shone a light on the contribution that mentoring can make to improve the industry’s lack of diversity, how it can support both men and women in their career progression, and the additional benefits that reverse mentorship can offer to attract and retain talent in the workforce.

Some of the questions that were addressed included:

  • The business case for mentorship programmes, and how can they support you to attract, retain and nurture talent, as well as encouraging workforce diversity in your organisation
  • What does good mentorship look like, exploring both external and in-house mentoring relationships?
  • How do you successfully implement a mentoring programme and ensure engagement?
  • Avoiding the common pitfalls, and realising the benefits for the mentor and not just the mentee

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