The Women in Construction conference featured the following: Construction WeekThe new policies that would allow flexible work programs to be implemented were examined.
The first panel featured Olga Litkovets as Director of Business Development and Marketing MENA, Cundall, and Amer Meimneh as Vice President of Urbanism + Planning for Middle East & Africa at AECOM Middle East.
Shorouq Hawi, Regional Communications Director International Development, South Asia and Middle East at Mott MacDonald, as well as Jane Miles, Senior Associate at Reed Smith, are also featured.
Shorouq Hamawi started the discussion by saying: Many women work hard these days, they are constantly juggling school, home, and caring for their children.
We must ensure that we have clear guidelines and principles, as well as flexible guidelines, so that people can have the right approach to life balance.
Moderator Ranju Warrior, Editor Construction Week, also asked Olga Litkovets about Cundall’s efforts to promote gender equality and equal access to rights.
Litkovets said: We place a lot of emphasis on creating an inclusive environment. We started by evaluating where we were as a business.
It is important to create policies that are accessible to all people in order for the environment to be inclusive. For example, a woman coming back from maternity leave may have flexible work hours.
Our employees support each other and together we are moving towards a better, more creative, and more innovative future.
The ladies shared valuable information about how their companies work and new ideas they bring to the table. Collaboration is a key element in the construction industry.