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International Women's Day: Embracing Gender Equality and Diversity in the Construction Industry

International Women's Day, celebrated on March 8th, marks a significant day to recognize and celebrate the diverse achievements of women worldwide. From its inception in 1975, this day has become a global observance. It honors women's social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments and highlights the ongoing journey toward gender equality. In addition to this, it strongly aligns with the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages individuals and organizations to reflect, act, and champion a gender-equal world.

CMiC's Alignment with International Women's Day

At CMiC, we celebrate International Women's Day as an integral part of our company culture. Our dedication to creating an environment with a strong emphasis on gender equality remains strong — in fact, Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fundamental to our company's foundation. We acknowledge the vital importance of a diverse and inclusive workplace in promoting innovation, improving performance, and boosting employee satisfaction and engagement.

In line with International Women's Day principles, CMiC has a strong track record of enhancing employee satisfaction and deepening engagement, with a special emphasis on gender equality. We recognize that achieving a more equitable and inclusive future in the construction industry requires a team effort, ongoing dedication, and collective action.

CMiC's Initiatives and Achievements in Gender Equality

At CMiC, our commitment to gender equality extends beyond our corporate walls and into the broader construction industry. Our involvement in industry events like the Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference (GWIC) underscores our dedication to mentoring and empowering women. By hosting Lunch ‘n Learns and sharing insights and experiences, we aim to inspire and empower women in construction. We believe that a more diverse workforce is a more capable and effective one.

Highlighting CMiC's Progress in Gender Equality

CMiC's commitment to gender equality goes beyond theory. It’s demonstrated through tangible progress within our organization. Our workforce statistics reflect a steady increase in female representation across various roles and departments. This progression is evidence of our dedicated efforts in creating an inclusive environment where women can thrive and advance:

Our leadership team and Board of Directors include influential female members, highlighting our commitment to gender-balanced leadership.

We've implemented policies ensuring equal opportunities, and fostering an environment where women's contributions are recognized and valued.

This reflects not only our past and current achievements but also drives our continued dedication to a work environment where women are essential to our success.

Looking Ahead: Our Future Commitments

We are firmly committed to gender equality in the construction industry. We envision a workplace and a broader industry setting where women's contributions and leadership are critical for innovation and growth. Our efforts will persist in advocating for change, breaking down stereotypes, and promoting a culture where opportunities for women are abundant and encouraged.

We are eager to introduce new initiatives and programs centered on women's empowerment. Our upcoming plans aim to boost female representation across various roles, particularly in leadership positions. Additionally, we are focused on fostering an inclusive environment that aids in the professional and personal development of women.

Engaging the Industry and Community

Our commitment to gender equality is a call to action for the entire construction industry. We urge other companies to join us in this movement toward creating a more inclusive and equitable workplace. The industry as a whole must recognize the value and necessity of diverse perspectives and talents.

We also extend this call to our broader community. International Women's Day is a global initiative, and its success depends on collective efforts. We encourage everyone to participate in this movement, whether through supporting local initiatives, engaging in mentorship, or simply advocating for gender equality in their spheres of influence.

Together, we can build a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse future, where women have the opportunities and resources to realize their full potential.

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Shirin Ali
Head of Marketing – CMiC