25 - 28 November 2019

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) policies in organisations boost business. Research has confirmed that eliminating discrimination against female workers can increase productivity by up to 40%. 

The Big 5's Women in Construction (WIC) forum is a powerful initiative focused on gender balance, D&I and women in leadership, hosting A-list profiles, both men and women, who are paving the way for a new era in the traditionally male dominated construction field.

Come together and sign the Women Empowerment Principles to receive your official certificate at The Big 5 on 27 November >> FIND OUT MORE


Become a Women in Construction Awards Ambassador

If you support the Women in Construction movement and want to raise your profile across the industry, become an Official Ambassador! Interested in becoming an ambassador? Get in touch with Jessica Scopacasa to know more.

                   Meet our WIC Ambassadors

The Awards

In an industry largely dominated by men, the Awards aim to help bring change by addressing the need to include gender diversity and celebrate successful women who are changing the game and are inspiring others.

Entries are now closed - so what happens next?

  • All entries have been collated and judging will take place on 30 October.
  • Finalists will be announced on 31 October so stay tuned to find out who is in the running!
  • Winners will be announced on 27 November at The Big 5 Women in Construction Awards, Dubai World Trade Centre


The Forum

Addressing the need to reinvent gender diversity in the workplace, this forum will bring a 360-degree overview of the current issues faced, the latest technological advancements and the new initiatives undertaken to push the industry forward.

Hear from a distinguished panel of high calibre professionals, network with like-minded people and build long-lasting relationships. 

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Featured speakers for Women in Construction Forum include:

Katie Fifer
Vice President- Finance, Asia & Middle East

Brian Johnson
Managing Partner
Godwin Austen Johnson

Hind AlOwais
Vice President- International Participants
Expo 2020

Suad Khawaja
Vice President- Sector Manager 
Parsons International Limited

Reid Donovan
The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, UAE

Morgan Tuckness
Head of Technical Services, Global Director
Drees & Sommer