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CELEBRATING WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION WEEK

Every single woman working in an industry that has an 89.7% male workforce is remarkable and deserves recognition, we caught up with Amy Brown to discover her story, and how she’s breaking the bias.

I am Technical Support Manager, offering advice, training and solutions to customers and colleagues for our Power and Fibre division.

9 years ago, I joined this industry completely new! Being a woman in a male dominated industry inspires me daily, mainly due to the fact there are not a lot of women in leadership roles within construction.

There hasn’t been one particular person who inspires me but rather the other women around me, we inspire and support one another.

The most surprising and challenging part about being a woman in this industry is the fact that even after 9 years of working in this sector, gaining the experience and knowledge and undertaking the same training as everyone within the company, there are still times and individuals who would question my expertise and go to a male counterpart to receive the exact same answer from the male colleague.

My most memorable and proudest moment was a year ago I was promoted to Technical Support Manager after years of training, building on my experience and hard work.

The favourite part of my role is getting the chance to teach colleagues and customers on our products and being visible proof that determination and putting the time and effort in to this business can pay off, no matter what your background, gender, sexuality or race is.

What I would say to women entering and working in this sector is, don’t give up. If this is something you want to do, put the time and effort in, it will pay off.

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