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Women in Construction

  • 14 Nov 2023
  • 18:00 - 20:00
  • AluK Design Studio, 5-11 Worship Street, London EC2A 2BH
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  • Only available to LCEC members (corporate members with additional allocation)
  • Only available to LCEC members (corporate or not-for-profit categories)
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Women in  Construction

How far have we travelled & how far have we still to go?

Tuesday 14th November, 1800 for a 1830 start

AluK Design Studio, 5-11 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2BH

This month our guest speakers take a look at women in construction. Our all female panel will look back at the developments for women in construction through to what the future will hold. 

Join LCEC for another interesting talk with some specialist speakers.


Lydia McGuinness, Wates

Lydia joined Wates Construction as a Site Manager in 2021. She previously worked at Henry Boot Construction Ltd as a trainee before progressing to Assistant Site Manager. Lydia is also one of the G4C National Chairs and is passionate about giving young people in the industry a voice to strive for change and improvement. She has been part of G4C since her days as a trainee and has worked her way through the organisation to where she is now.

Clare Friel, Friel

After leaving school she embarked on a career in TV production and talent management in London. She has since worked in Business Development roles across several different sectors, including the Construction industry. Clare uses her passion for people to build long-lasting relationships and connect people with opportunities.

Shakirah Akinwale, Teqie Ltd

Shakirahs role involves empowering and enabling built environment professionals, with the right mindset, culture and processes to leverage their information and technology. She supports the built environment's need to be more sustainable, smart and diverse through the adoption of digital twins. Shakirah focusses on inclusion and access to knowledge and resources, for Micro, SME and Sole Traders in the industry.

Siu Mun Li, Multiplex

Siu is a highly experienced civil engineer with over 23 years in the construction industry. She is a director of the UK's Temporary Works forum and a committee member of the IOSH Construction Group. In her current role at Multiplex Construction Europe, Siu manages temporary works engineering across all projects. She is passionate about increasing temporary works general awareness across the industry and is a keen advocate for women in construction. Siu is passionate about raising the profile of women in construction and encouraging more people into this amazing industry.

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