Celebrating International Women’s Day
Today we’re celebrating International Women’s Day and the achievements of women in our industry. We’re proud to buck the industry trend with over 21% of our team who are female, but we do love all of the individuals that make up our team equally, and we believe in equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
According to the Office for National Statistics in the UK, there are 2.3 million jobs in the construction industry and only 296,000 are women. Similarly in Ireland according a Construction Industry Federation (CIF) report, the sector continues to be male dominated, with an estimated 89% male compared to 11% of women making up the workforce.
Sarah Sherlock MRICS, MSCSI, MMII, Legal Mapping Surveyor, Murphy Surveys comments:
We have some amazing females here at Murphy Surveys and right across all of our offices in Europe, surveyors, processors to BIM technicians, project managers and no doubt some will be the future leaders of our industry. It is fantastic to celebrate International Women’s Day with such a fantastic group of women and by doing so we are raising awareness and helping build equality in our industry – there is a real sense of comradery amongst us all. Personally, I love the flexibility that comes with surveying. One day I am in the office and the next I onsite or meeting with clients. Here at Murphy Surveys there is a relentless pursuit of innovation and development, so it too ensures that every day is different and exciting!
We asked our team to send in their pictures to celebrate, have a look at the selection below.
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For more details on International Women’s Day visit www.internationalwomensday.com.