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San Juan Puerto Rico
20 June 20236 minute read

Addressing Gender Balance in Construction

Senior leadership training

Tuesday, 20 June 2023

11am GST

Gender balance is under development in the construction industry globally and with increasing emphasis on ESG, the spotlight is turning to it.

It’s a competitive advantage for companies to advance toward achieving gender balanced teams.  Boosting gender diversity within a company not only provides access to a broader pool of talent but also greater diversity of thought.

We believe that education on how we might reach a balanced industry through truly inclusive leadership is key to reaching the goal.

If you’re a senior leader in the construction industry, whether you’re in the C-suite or the General Counsel office, we would be delighted if you could join us online for a one hour training workshop entitled “Addressing Gender Balance in Construction” in partnership with hosts from engineering and construction backgrounds from InTouch Female & Career Academy, who are leaders in professional training and development.

Open to all genders, our broad aim is that you leave the workshop feeling empowered with practical tools to equip you as a senior leader to make a positive difference to gender balance in your business as well as the broader construction industry.

What you will take away from the training:

  • Learn what inclusive leadership is and means for you in your senior leadership role in construction and in your business
  • Understand how you can inspire and enable other team members to take positive action supporting gender diversity
  • Learn about your role as a transformative leader in enabling a more gender balanced construction industry
  • Understand what DEI brings to the construction industry and why it is necessary for a sustainable business 
  • Understand how to create an environment ready to embrace more women in your business and in leadership

Overall, you will strengthen your knowledge to advance gender equality in the construction industry.

You will also takeaway a bespoke inclusive leader manual.

This training is designed for senior level construction professionals, either in a C-suite, leadership or managerial roles, providing strategic guidance to their companies.

An unmissable learning opportunity for construction industry leaders.

For more information or queries contact Mia Man.

Please note: places are limited and will be confirmed on email after registered interests are collated.

Gender Balance in Construction Working Group, Middle East.

This training was developed in conjunction with the Gender Balance in Construction Working Group, Middle East. The Group was co-founded by DLA Piper and HKA alongside a number of construction industry colleagues in the Middle East including ADNOC, RICS, Nesma & Partners and Wood PLC.

The group has several aims, including to spotlight the possibilities for women in construction and to educate others on inclusive leadership and recognising unconscious bias.

Your Hosts

Dr. ing. Mira Vasic

Dr. ing. Mira Vasic helps individuals develop their strategic leadership skills and organisations become truly inclusive. She is an expert on topics of female leadership and gender diversity. Mira is a frequently asked international keynote speaker and teaches IEMBA courses for Geneva Business School. She is a Senior Partner and co-owner of ‘In Touch Female Leadership & Career Academy’ and has a tremendous passion for empowering women. In the past 10+ years, Mira has worked as a researcher and Civil Engineering consultant for both commercial and governmental sectors in Serbia, Spain, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands. She also holds a PhD in Structural Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (2015) and fluently speaks 4 languages.

Maja Mihajlovic

Maja Mihajlovic, EMBA, PMP is a senior consultant, expert trainer, and an executive coach with over 15 years of corporate experience in MENA region as well as in emerging markets: APAC, Russia & CIS countries, Balkan, Sub Saharan Africa, and North America. Her expertise are positive leadership and positive psychology with a strong focus on wellbeing of women and women empowerment. Maja is also a mentor in MENAco Mentoring Program for women entrepreneurs in tech and a trainer in Action for Happiness organization. Maja blends 15 years of experience in Hospitality Technology and Project Management Consultancy in construction with her coaching and training practice for businesswomen.

Your sponsors

Suzannah Newboult

Partner, Construction Disputes, Middle East, DLA Piper

Haroon Niazi

Partner and Head of Middle East, HKA
About HKA
HKA is leading global consultancy in risk mitigation and commercial dispute resolution