For International Women’s Day this year, we decided to show our appreciation to all the wonderful women in Designer Group. We sent goodie boxes and recorded a short video to show the importance of International Women’s Day and to acknowledge as a business that we are celebrating for all women, especially women in the Construction sector.
I joined the industry some 5 years ago and I remember feeling intimidated about joining a male dominated environment and wondered if I would be taken seriously. I am both proud and happy to say that this has not been the case and it has not been in the least bit intimidating. I am respected, and I know my colleagues value my opinion.
Designer Group are proud to be members of the CIF Diversity and Inclusion pledge, aiming to support diversity in the industry – this month the focus is on women and encouraging more to join the industry without reservation.
One of Designer Group’s apprentices, Erinn, gave a talk on International Women’s Day and expressed, “we are celebrating for all women, across the world!” Erinn also expressed how she was inspired to join the industry by a woman who she met working within the trade sector, which is a brilliant way of making the connection. It shows the importance of women supporting each other to empower us make those bold choices and encourage women to choose a career they want.
International Women’s Day is an extremely important day to us all at Designer Group, and as DG’s Talent Partner, I hope to encourage more women to join our organisation over the months and years to come.
We celebrate, appreciate, and respect all the women within DG, across the industry and beyond.