The Women Leaders UK Awards is an annual event that recognises the achievements of remarkable women living or working within Milton Keynes – particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers – showcasing talent and uncovering role models for the next generation.
“The Women Leaders UK Awards event was brilliant. It was wonderful to be in a room full of people with a common purpose – celebrating our achievements. I hope that other women, especially from the younger generation, will see me as a visual representation that we can thrive in an industry that has only just begun to see the value of diversity in the workforce. My passion is to mentor the next generation of women in construction, to show that mine is only one of a multitude of roles in the industry where we can find work satisfaction and thrive.”
Established in 1936, NHBC is the UK’s leading independent provider of warranty and insurance for new-build homes. Its purpose is to raise standards in house building by championing high-quality homes and protecting homeowners. It achieves this through a variety of products and services including inspection, insurance, building control, training and land quality assurance. This also means NHBC is uniquely positioned to offer a wide variety of roles and career paths all related to the house-building industry.
As an organisation firmly rooted in Milton Keynes, it is committed to the local community and reflecting and representing the area in which it is based, actively promoting and encouraging diversity and inclusion.
In fact, NHBC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy is focused on providing a shared direction and commitment to respect and value its diverse workforce and continue to build a more inclusive workplace. It also works to show the rewarding career opportunities available to people from all backgrounds and aims to attract more women into the industry, ensuring they have fair access to development opportunities and leadership roles.
“Partnership with Women Leaders UK strongly supports NHBC’s commitment to ensuring equity for women in our industry and for supporting our community. This is why we are proud to be headline sponsors for the Women Leaders UK Awards in 2024, which will showcase successes of women in our community as well as exemplifying aspirational role models to inspire others in their own careers.”
The next edition of All Things Business will be taking an in-depth look at the Women Leaders UK Awards 2024.