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Mace and Amey to Tackle Gender Inequality in Construction

Mace and Amey to Tackle Gender Inequality in Construction
09 June 2021
 

Two industry leaders from Mace and Amey have been appointed to spearhead a campaign to challenge gender inequality in the construction sector.

Amanda Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of Amey, and Mandy Willis, Group Board Director of Corporate Strategy at Mace, have been appointed as Co-Chairs of The REbuild Project, a new campaign to tackle the construction industry's poor performance on gender.

After a successful launch on International Women’s Day 2021, the appointment of two women industry leaders as Co-Chairs represents an important milestone for the campaign, which aims to directly impact the lives of women working in construction by highlighting the 3 Rs:

 

  • REpresentation – increasing the percentage of women joining the industry at all levels
  • REcognition – improving the percentage  of women holding board-level and senior positions
  • REmuneration – addressing pay differentials and closing the gender pay gap

 

Mace and Amey Join the Campaign

 

The UK government is planning to drive economic stimulus by spending £640 billion on construction and infrastructure projects over the next five years, with most of this being spent with the UK’s top twenty contractors.

Its impact will disproportionately benefit men and have considerably less impact on women, as there is a 22 per cent difference in the gender pay gap and less than 20 per cent of women on boards.

Amanda Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of Amey, said: “I’m delighted to be leading this important initiative to address gender inequality within the construction industry. I’ve been committed to championing diversity and equality across large, complex organisations throughout my career, and I look forward to supporting a successful campaign that delivers meaningful and long-lasting change for women working in construction.”

 

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Mandy Willis, Group Board Director of Corporate Strategy at Mace, added:

“Becoming Co-Chair of The REBuild Project is an opportunity to join forces with some of the most innovative and inspiring people working in construction today. I’m excited to be leading this ambitious campaign and working to improve outcomes for women working across all levels of the industry.”

Picture: a photograph of Mandy Willis (pictured left) and Amanda Fisher

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 09 June 2021

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