International Women's Day (March 8th) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Here at E G Carter & Co Ltd, our aim is to change the perception of Women in Construction.

E G Carter & Co Ltd currently employ twenty-six women who are represented at all levels within the company so this year’s theme of #EachforEqual resonates with E G Carter & Co Ltd on many levels.

Zoe Bartholomew commenced work at E G Carter & Co Ltd as a Management Trainee and after 5 years’ experience she is now a qualified Surveyor working on various construction projects.

Zoe takes every opportunity to act as a positive role model to other women working or considering working in the construction industry and stated:

“I believe that my role as a Surveyor within the construction industry is something that myself and the Company are justifiably proud of. I will promote, educate and influence the role of women within the modern construction industry so that it becomes an industry in which women can achieve their goals and ambitions.”

Each for Equal encourages an equal balance across the world.

E G Carter & Co Ltd are actively supporting the theme by promoting and encouraging our female staff to join organisations and to attend seminars that promote the roles of women in construction.

Becky Darcy-Reynolds started working for E G Carter & Co Ltd 20 years ago and now manages the accounts team she said “Transforming the perception people place on women in the construction industry is something that we are trying to change. We have come a long way from when I first started within the Industry, Women are now seen as a vital element within the construction environment and I hope in the next 20 years we will see even more women within the sector.”

The first International Women's Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific.

Michael Carter, Managing Director of E G Carter & Co Ltd said:

“The contribution of women to the success of E G Carter & Co Ltd cannot be overstated. We are working towards a more positive gender balance within our company and industry. We have a lot of work to do but are heading in the right direction.

E G Carter & Co Ltd will continue to show their support for equality and changing the perception of women in the construction industry.