We're delighted to announce that following a sell-out launch event in 2019, the leading conference for female construction workers is returning to the US this September at the Santa Clara Convention Center!
What can I expect at Women in Construction USA?
Over the two days you'll have various enviable professional opportunities, including interactive learning experiences and custom workshops to develop your skillset, spaces to hear from and network with leading figures in the industry and the very latest information on construction best practices and future innovations, particularly in the ConstrucTech space.
What's new for 2020?
We had a great response to our inaugural event and this year we're adding numerous features to the conference, including a Wellness Zone, Campfire Sessions, a Skills Shop, a brand new event app and a VIP Lounge.
Not to mention an array of new and exciting speakers, from pioneering companies such as AECOM, Arup, Brick & Mortar Ventures, Gensler and One Workplace. More speakers and agenda content are continually being added so check back from time to time to see the latest additions to the programme, tailored to progress your skills, develop your industry awareness and help you make an impact in your career.
Find out more in the Women in Construction USA brochure
Why is the event so important?
Despite the fact that we are living in a modern era, the construction industry is still leaps and bounds behind other professions when it comes to gender equality. Only 9.9% of the construction workforce is female - evidencing that there's still so much that we need to do in order to break the gender mould.
Women in Construction 2020 in the US and the Women in Construction Summit in the UK are pivotal if there is to be any kind of change in the way that people perceive the construction industry to be male-exclusive.
The construction industry shapes our entire built environment and thus it is so significant to ensure that it is not only informed by one gender's perspective.
By joining our movement to impact change in diversity and inclusion practices, you are helping to create a real change in societal constructs and are aiding both current and future workers to reach rewarding new heights of success!
"I wasn’t sure what kind of women’s empowerment this was going to feel like and it blew my expectations away. Really great content and great networking with amazing, strong women."
- Business Development Manager, Gilbane.
How can I take part?
There are a variety of ways in which you can get involved in championing your career, your company and female construction workers across the globe.
As an attendee:
By joining hundreds of other people from the construction industry at the event, you will be able to expand your professional community and find your tribe of mentors and like-minded individuals! You will learn plenty of personal and technical skills that you can also bring back to your company and use to inspire the movement for better work and diversity practices.
As a speaker:
If you have some industry insight or advice you would like to share, we would love to hear from you! By speaking at the conference, either individually or on a panel, you will help position yourself and your company as a thought leader and trailblazer.
"This morning when I stood up on stage and I literally saw those hundreds of women out there, I think it’s going to be up there as one of the best moments in my career so far. I’ve never been in a room with so many women in construction."
- Senior Vice President, Lendlease.
As a sponsor:
There are numerous benefits to being a sponsor at our Women in Construction events - for instance you will demonstrate that you care about diversity and inclusion as company values and you will gain unparalleled brand awareness in front of the leading and emerging talent within the construction sphere. Your organization will be able to show off its expertise and ultimately build its reputation as an employer of choice.
Don't just be a part of the conversation, drive it! Sign up for Women in Construction USA on September 22-23, 2020 at the Santa Clara Convention Center and be an integral part of the change that the construction industry so seriously needs. Book your discounted pass now or download your brochure for more information:
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