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Women in construction

Promoting diversity & inclusion
to transform the construction industry

#womeninconstruction

Advance the industry by promoting a diverse workforce

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 Women in Construction Forum & Awards, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 5, aim to highlight the positive socioeconomic impact a gender balanced workforce has by putting in the spotlight female professionals that excel in their role and companies that have a proven track record of implementing positive change to push the industry forward in equality and representation.

The Awards are open to female professionals and companies who operate in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia’s construction industry.

dmg events is a proud signatory of the Women's Empowerment Principles. Find out about how you can get involved and become a signatory of WEPs here.

Raise awareness of the importance of diversity
Raise awareness of the power
of diversity
- Empower the next generation
Inspire the next generation of construction professionals
Empower the female workforce of the construction industry

Why submit your entry?

  • Benchmark your progress and promote the “wokeness” of your organisation and people.
  • Be the driving force behind inclusion by highlighting best practices and cementing yours and your company’s position as a leader in D&I practices.
  • Be the mentoring outlet that is missing from the industry and champion women to enter the construction’s industry workforce dynamically.
  • Network with other like-minded people and organisations at the event.
  • Celebrate as a team your achievements.

Three award categories to recognise outstanding contributions to the industry

Woman in leadership of the year

Woman in Leadership
of the Year

This award honours the outstanding achievements and the work done by an established woman in the construction industry who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and has brought about a positive impact for the industry. Find out more.

Next-gen woman of the year

Next-Gen Woman
of the Year

This award commends a budding and enthusiastic woman in construction who has gone above and beyond in her role, is a promising individual to look out for and is an industry icon in the making. Find out more.

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Company of the Year Championing Inclusion and Diversity

This award recognises the initiatives, efforts and activities taken up by a company that has raised the bar and has set an example by cultivating an inclusive and diverse atmosphere in the workplace. Find out more.

Key dates to mark in your calendar

Finalists announced - August 2021

Awards ceremony and winners announced - September 2021

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Women in Construction Ambassadors

The Women in Construction Ambassador programme is a powerful platform for trailblazers who are transforming the construction industry from within, by promoting diversity and inclusion in the built environment.

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Women's Empowerment Principles

Women's Empowerment Principles (WEP) is an initiative by the UN Women, the global champion for gender equality, and the UN Global Compact, the largest sustainability network in the world. It provides seven principles that organisations in all fields can commit to adopt in order to advocate gender balance in the workplace, community and market place.

dmg events, the organiser of The Big 5, is a proud signatory of the Women Empowerment Principles.

2021 objective: Support strong women leaders

Support your company’s D&I objective, be the lead on industry wide change by championing Women in Construction Awards as a sponsor.

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Position your brand

Expose your brand to progressive-thinking industry leaders and government representatives.

Leader
Be a thought leader

Be a champion of diversity and inclusion, progress and wokeness.

Women in construction
Use your powerful voice

Promote and support the advancement and employment of women in the construction industry.

Women in Construction

13 SEPTEMBER 2021
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

CONTACT US

Sponsorship Enquiries
Farha Arif
Sponsorship Manager

Awards and Ambassador Program Enquiries
Maria Kyriazi
Special Events Executive

A detailed set of enhanced health and safety measures to ensure the successful integration of exhibitions and events post-COVID-19.

Note: Admission is free for trade and industry professionals. Visitors under age 18 will not be permitted.