Mace’s Mandy Willis and Amey’s Amanda Fisher have been appointed co-chairs of the REbuild Project to tackle gender inequality in the construction industry
Amanda Fisher, chief executive officer of Amey, and Mandy Willis, group board director of corporate strategy at Mace, have been appointed as co-chairs of The REbuild Project, a new campaign to tackle the construction industry’s gender inequality.
After a successful launch on International Women’s Day 2021, the appointment of two women industry leaders as co-chairs represents an important milestone for the campaign, which aims to directly impact the lives of women working in construction by highlighting ‘the 3 Rs’:
- REpresentation – increasing the % of women joining the industry at all levels
- REcognition – improving the % of women holding board-level and senior positions
- REmuneration – addressing pay differentials and closing the gender pay gap
Fisher and Willis will provide The REbuild Project with strategic direction, lead a board comprising industry volunteers from across the construction industry, and act as media spokespeople to raise the profile of this innovative and much-needed campaign.
‘Championing diversity and equality’
Amanda Fisher, chief executive officer of Amey, said: “I’m delighted to be leading this important initiative to address gender inequality within the construction industry.
“I’ve been committed to championing diversity and equality across large, complex organisations throughout my career, and I look forward to supporting a successful campaign that delivers meaningful and long-lasting change for women working in construction.”
Mandy Willis, group board director of corporate strategy at Mace, added: “Becoming co-chair of The REBuild Project is an opportunity to join forces with some of the most innovative and inspiring people working in construction today.
“I’m excited to be leading this ambitious campaign and working to improve outcomes for women working across all levels of the industry.”