International Women’s Day: Breaking down barriers – choose to challenge
For International Women’s Day 2021, the CIOB’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist Panel is hosting a webinar to discuss impostor syndrome, what it is, how it can impact on your working life and ways to overcome it. Although impostor syndrome is often seen as something that primarily affects women, the themes covered in the webinar are likely to be of interest to any young professional. All our panellists are construction professionals and will be sharing their experiences of living with and overcoming different aspects of impostor syndrome, while navigating a career in the construction industry.
Chair for the event is Christina Riley - Christina has worked in the construction industry for the last 29 years for Tier 1 contractors, initially in a site management role, and for the last 23 years as Senior Planner.
Emma Nicholson FCIOB - Emma has previously been Chair of the CIOB’s Sustainability Strategy Group and has sat on the CIOB’s Conservation, Maintenance and Refurbishment Group. Emma is currently a key member of the CIOB’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Panel and is a Board Trustee for both the Women’s Engineering Society and for an Academy Trust in Yorkshire
Emily Cardy - Emily is a student member of the CIOB, currently completing her final year at Nottingham Trent University in Building Surveying, whilst working full time as an Assistant Construction Manager for ISG. Emily was the regional winner and national finalist in the Women in Property Awards 2020 and is now actively raising awareness of the numerous careers in construction amongst schools to encourage women to enter the industry
Ronni Savage - Ronni is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Geologist and SiLC (Specialist in Land Condition). A graduate of University of Portsmouth with a BEng(hons) in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, she also holds a Masters’ (with distinction) in Environmental Management. She has worked on many major construction schemes, including the widening of the A406 and M25, as well as various buildings and structures across the UK. Roni is MD & Founder of Jomas Associates, an Engineering & Environmental Company serving the Construction industry since 2009.