Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

9/3/20: International Women’s Day fell on 8th March and this year the campaign theme is ‘Each for Equal’. Training & Apprentice Coordinator Maggie Lanchester explains how TClarke is working to support this goal.

We see the theme ‘Each for Equal’ as a positive statement of the equality of opportunity that we all believe in. Construction offers excellent opportunities for women and over the years, this organisation has invested steadily to create opportunities and careers for women that last and grow.

I’m particularly delighted that in our current TClarke Apprentice Of The Year, Emma Nichols, we have someone who exemplifies this idea in action. Emma is not our first female Apprentice Of The Year, TClarke has for many years worked away to open up what is traditionally quite a male industry to female apprentices. We currently have two female apprentices, Emily Lyons and Ayse Mewitt-Omer  in the London team who are working on projects within this area. But we always want to learn and improve what we do. Emma Nichols is not only forging a strong career for herself – and now she’s part of the TClarke Future Leaders programme – she is also going out to careers events and showing others that they can do the same thing. I’m proud of the work done by Emma and the South West team in supporting her.

Procurement Director Sally Higgins takes the theme on:

“As a business we want to attract the best people and that means maximising the opportunities for everybody. On International Women’s Day this year it is good to recognise the ‘Each for Equal’ idea as something we believe in and need to keep on working to achieve.”

Group CEO Mark Lawrence added his endorsement:

“We are a business with exciting opportunities to grow. In order to achieve them, we need to create an environment where everyone can fully extend themselves, make their contribution and build their career. So we fully support the ‘Each for Equal’ theme. We know we need to keep working and doing more – and this is not just the right thing to do, it is the right thing for TClarke as a progressive and growing business.”