This International Women’s Day we reflect on the challenges the construction industry faces in addressing the gender balance. At Cogent Associates, we have made a conscious effort to provide a more gender balanced office environment, but there are still obstacles to overcome, not least in attracting women into the industry. As such we are committed to taking the steps necessary to educate young women about what opportunities the industry has to offer them and the variety of roles and workplaces there are.
We are providing support and educating ourselves this International Women’s Day, through our attendance at several of the #iwd2021 online events taking place, including the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Breakfast Briefing, Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland launch of their Mentoring & Leadership Development Programme, Business & Finance Media Group Dress for Success Dublin and Focus Ireland’s Women in Leadership.
From challenge comes change, so let’s all #choose to challenge.