CABE recently supported the BEinspired event through the BRE Women’s Network which was successful and attracted over 200 women from various engineering backgrounds.
The event was delivered through a number of stories being told of women’s successes within their careers.
CABE believes that such events are valuable to the professions and are a great building point to encourage women into the profession and retain them to develop long-term successful careers.
BRE and CABE partnering at the event
The BRE Women's Network was delighted to partner with the CABE on the recent BEinspired: ‘Stories that Push Boundaries’ event, which saw a wide array of built environment professionals convene for an evening of networking, and sharing of inspiring stories from accomplished speakers and other women's networks across the sector.
The CABE's contribution to the event exemplifies their drive and commitment to the diversity movement we really need in our industry, and we look forward to working with the CABE in the future in our collaborative efforts in continuing to promote and support gender diversity.
Farah Syed BEng Grad CABE, BRE Women’s Network
CABE Member’s perspective of the event
It was an honour to attend the event ‘Stories that push boundaries’ on 20 September, and was a pleasant surprise when I received the CABE invitation to take part in the event.
The speakers’ stories were extremely inspiring; we heard very positive and motivational talks to encourage women to believe in themselves, and to succeed in the male dominated industry of construction. The event wasn’t a spark for a feminist revolution, but rather a goal-driven, ideology-free approach with some fascinating insights into the real world of Women in Construction.
Similar events should be promoted to look at what women can do to help themselves, make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale in order to support women in the industry by not only focusing on young entrants but also returnees to work following a career break, and those who seek a career change.
Veronica Fiore C.Build E MCABE AssocRICS