Women in construction ready to beat the odds

Information sharing: Delegates during the Women in Built Environment conference last week
Information sharing: Delegates during the Women in Built Environment conference last week

Despite construction industry generally being a male-dominated arena, women are ready to make up for years of lost ground through strategic partnerships.

This was revealed at the Women in Built Environment conference held last week. The gathering brought together female titans of industry with expertise in finance, law and construction.

The main goal of the conference was to infuse innovation and discover the value of women as builders of a better world, through sharing a collective heartbeat with a main focus on business continuity. Delivering keynote address, Letlole La Rona CEO, Kamogelo Mowaneng said it was time to reconstruct the foundations of the construction industry in a bid to allow more women who now have diverse expertise in the industry to gain more space.

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