ICE Wales Cymru was pleased to be asked by Joyce Watson AM to provide an activity for the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians regional conference held in Cardiff last week.
The conference, held at the Senedd, focussed on women and economic empowerment and we were thrilled to support the Conference Chair Joyce Watson AM in promoting women in construction with our mini Second Severn Crossing construction activity.
Our director Keith Jones, Vice Chair Sarah Jones, Chairman's Apprentice Evette Madani and ICE General Council Member Yvonne Murphy joined the delegates, alongside representatives of CITB Wales and The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Wales. Also helping to build the iconic bridge kit were Louise Bungay - who took overall lead of the build, Rosie Collins, and Christina Kio, together with Debbie Dando of Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd who kindly sponsored the transport of the Bridge to the Senedd.
During a lunch time session with the Commonwealth Parliamentarians Sarah Jones gave a talk about her role as a women engineer in the nuclear industry and later attended a Gala Dinner to celebrate the closure of the conference.