Bridget Bartlett, deputy chief executive at the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) will join over 400 women from all walks of life at the Women of the Year Lunch as a ‘2016 Woman of Achievement’.
Each guest is regarded as a ‘Woman of the Year’ and represents not only herself, but the millions of women who make a difference every day.
Bridget is attending in recognition of her work as a champion for women in construction in her roles as deputy chief executive of the CIOB and as a former diversity chair of the overarching construction body - the Construction Industry Council.
As a leading figure in UK construction Bridget campaigns for greater gender equality and diversity across the industry. Her work with other professional bodies has resulted in numerous campaigns that celebrate the impact women make in the industry. As a former educationalist Bridget contributes to vocational education standards and policies and promotes apprenticeships and professional careers in the Construction and Built Environment sector
Bridget said: “It is a privilege to be amongst so many inspirational women at this year’s Women of the Year lunch. For more than 25 years I have worked in education and in many ways my career has been one about knocking down barriers so that people from all backgrounds can realise their potential.”
Previous attendees of the Women of the Year Lunch have included: Nicole Kidman, Fern Britton, Professor Mary Beard, Mel Giedroyc, Nadiya Hussein, Sally Lindsay, Lindsay Lohan, Ellen MacArthur, Eimear McBride, Lulu, Dame Harriet Walter, Julie Walters CBE and Dame Jacqueline Wilson.
Women of the Year has recognised, celebrated and inspired women of all backgrounds since 1955 and continues to shine a light on extraordinary women through an annual Lunch and Awards ceremony, Lecture and on-going foundation work.