What made you choose the construction Industry?I grew up in a household where my elders took up engineering as a vocation since the 1950s and I was witness to the pride they took in their work. This inspired me to take up Civil Engineering & Construction as a career.
Be it industry or our society in general, we have prevalent gender stereotypes that continue to get redefined. The assumption that one's gender is a hindrance to deliver
What are the challenges that women have to overcome in this industry?
at a job is the primary challenge we women face, be it on the site or in the office.
Once this is addressed, a level playing field and a welcoming atmosphere is built for women to perform and participate to showcase their talent.
The other challenges are around site hygiene, performance led growth, gender pay parity, challenging assignments, family support system especially in conservative societies.
Things are changing progressively now more than ever for women empowerment, evolution and acceptance in the Construction Industry.
How do you think this sector will evolve in terms of employment of women?
With growing demands of resources, the percentage of women employees is increasing in all roles and positions. Bouygues is at the forefront and leading this change where women employees are considered on a par and gender diversity is being taken up as a very important issue. We also need more women in leadership roles, this will bring inspiration to the larger pool of applicants outside the organization.