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Credit: Neil Pepper, MBE and Women in Transport
09.05.18

NASC Vice President Joins Equality in Construction Event Panel

NASC Vice President Lynn Way joined a panel of successful businesswomen at the Breaking Down Barriers to Success event, aimed at promoting equality in construction.

Mrs Way, Financial Director and Company Secretary at Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd, spoke about the benefits of creating more opportunities for women to thrive in what remains a heavily male-dominated sector.

“I’m passionate about promoting the value of increasing the number of women in senior positions in the scaffolding and wider construction industries, both from an equality point of view and in terms of commercial common sense,” she said.

“This event has been really positive. It’s been fantastic to meet so many inspiring people.”

At the event, co-hosted by Women in Transport and Women in H&S and held at UBM’s offices in London, Mrs Way also spoke about her pride in becoming NASC’s first female director in its 73-year history and how Chris Sedgeman Ltd had benefited from employing women in senior positions.

She said: “The women I have employed have brought a great deal of experience and skills into the business. By giving these women the opportunity to thrive they have achieved great things personally and so has the company.

“What we need now is for more women to be given more opportunities across the construction sector to follow suit.”

 

Photo credit: Neil Pepper, MBE and Women in Transport

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