7th March 2024

The WLA International Women's Day Conference

We are delighted to once again be a headline sponsor and to be speaking at the WLA's International Women's Day Conference 2024.

Continuing our relationship with the Women Leaders Association, Sir Robert McAlpine is proud to once again be a headline sponsor for the International Women's Day Conference 2024.

The WLA’s Annual Conference coincides with International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD has been celebrated around the globe for over 100 years and adopted by the UN in 1977.

We know there is still much work to achieve gender parity. The World Economic Forum have suggested it will be over 150 years before that goal is reached. In terms of positives, there is great work happening around the world. Movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp together with many employers publishing annual DE&I reports all supporting the cause and we are seeing more women than ever in our boardrooms.

We are pleased to announce that our very own Grant Findlay will be joining a fantastic array of speakers on the conscious leadership debate panel. 

The WLA seeks to celebrate the achievements of women through their annual SHINE Awards, celebrated at the Conference.

7th March 2023

Emirates Cricket Ground, Manchester

All day

Register here

Our speaker

  • Grant Findlay

    Executive Managing Director

    Grant Findlay is Executive Managing Director for Buildings at Sir Robert McAlpine, overseeing the successful delivery of projects within Commercial Offices, Healthcare, Industrial and Major & Special Projects.

    Grant is a chartered engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industry. He has held project and business leadership positions in consultancy, clients and main contractors. He is passionate about transforming the construction industry to deliver a more sustainable built environment. He has served as a Trustee and Director of the Career Colleges Trust, LCIUK, UKBCSD, and in 2020 he founded the Construction Data Trust, a not-for-profit which aggregates data to transform project delivery. He is also a fervent champion of inclusion to drive greater diversity in construction.

Take a look at the 2023 IWD Conference...

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