About the SUMMIT

100% construction

The more a company has women managers, the more its profitability increases over a five-year period.

(Skema Observatory on the Feminisation of Large French Companies”, 2015).

This event seeks to bring together the next generation of Women Leaders in the Construction industry in France. We strongly believe that women are key to creating the next revolution in construction, which will result in the highest level of trust, integrity and value creation for Construction stakeholders.

This is the very first edition of the Women Leadership in Construction Summit and will take place at Ecole Centrale Lille in France on September 26, 2019. This Summit will bring together women from three continents : Africa, Europe and North America.

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Women in the Construction Industry

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Women Educators in Construction

WHY Join us ?

Network
Connect with people from all over the industry
Inspiration
Be inspired, energised and motivated
Contribute
Help push the agenda for women in tech
Knowledge
Be ahead on industry trends and technical knowledge
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Career paths for Women in Construction

Organisations attending the Summit (expected/invited)

Rabot Dutilleul

Bouygues Construction

Concord Project Tech.

ADIM

ADIM

Creation Bois

Vilogia

Vilogia

MEL

Centrale Lille

MuDD

MuDD Architects

Losinger Marazzi

Refine Projects AG

Leon Grosse

Léon Grosse

Saint Gobain

Saint Gobain

Mach Group

Mach Group

Haut de France

Région HdF

SPIRE

ISBAT

ISBAT

Bouygues UK

Bouygues UK

COGEDIM

Cogedim

Insa Strasbourg

INSA Strasbourg

our Philosophy

I know from my own personal experience that gender diversity leads to higher performance, a more inclusive culture, more balanced decisions. I believe a business that is not gender balanced is not going to be sustainable. The responsibility to build that inclusive culture is in the hands of us as leaders.

Peer Bodin, Globl CEO, Grant Thornton International Ltd

Top leadership roles held by women
1
Human Resources Director
2
Chief Financial Officer
3
Chief Marketing Officer

Source : “Grant Thornton – Women in Business 2019 »

Women in Construction

In Asia, the participation of women in the construction sector is 32%, while in France the participation rate of women is only 12%, making this sector the least representative of working women in the world.

Regional breakdown of women in the global construction industry
Africa
0%
Latin America
0%
Western Europe
0%
North America
0%
Asia
0%

Source : “Statista Research Department 2014”

This Summit is open to the public and will bring together both small and large companies, start-ups, decision-makers, civil engineers, architects, designers, researchers, and students.

The event is open for all.

Selected Speakers for the 2019 edition

France_1
Pascale Auger
Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Operational Excellence
Rabot DUTILLEUL
USA
Olfa
HAMDI
CEO
Concord Project TechnologY
France_1
Marie-Luce GoDINOT 
Director of innovation and sustainable development
Bouygues Construction
UK
Fabienne
VIALA
Chair
bouygues Construction UK
France_1
Frédérique SEELS
CEO
Création Bois Construction
Germany_1
Annett Schöttle
Senior Consultant
Refine Projects AG
France_1
Marine
MAY
CEO – Mega Projects
Léon Grosse
France_1
Agneska BOGUCKA
Program Manager
Vilogia
USA
Nour El Imane BOUHOU
Senior Consultant
Spire Consulting
France_1
Lilia
BARKAOUI
Construction Project manager
Losinger Marazzi
France_1
Marianne HURAULT
Construction Engineer Coaching Team
Vinci Construction
Canada
Imen
CHIKHI
Architect
Mach Group
Espagne_1
Stéphanie CHALTIEL
Architect
Mudd architects
France_1
Louise BRETON DERVAUX
Deputy Director of Real Estate Development
ADIM
Tunisie
Imen b. YOUSSEF ZORGATI
Senior Lecturer in Interior Design
ISBAT
France_1
Dorra
EL MENNI
Director of Development Strategies and Partnerships
Saint Gobain
France_1
Alice LHOMOND
Program Director
COGEDIM
France_1
Françoise FEUGEAS
Professor in civil engineering
INSA Strasbourg
France_1
Elodie Paquet
PhD candidate
University of Nantes
Tunisie
Emna ATTOURI
PhD candidate
Centrale Lille
France_1
Laure DUCOULOMBIER
R&D project manager
Bouygues Construction
France_1
Sabrina PETIT
Senior bid manager
Eiffage Construction

Organizing team

Pr. Dr. Zoubeir LAFHAJ

Founder of the Women in Construction Leadership Summit in France

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Dr. Zakaria DAKHLI

Research Engineer
Chair “Construction 4.0″‘
Centrale Lille

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Ms. Aude DESCAMPS

Administrative Manager
Chair “Construction 4.0″‘
Centrale Lille

Animation

Ms. Florence DUBERNET

Coach – facilitator

Countries participating/represented at this Summit

Culture is important and so are individual stories. So please join us for this very important Summit, and share your story, your experience with us.

Organizations that support us

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How to join us for the Summit

AdDress: Centrale Lille, Cité Scientifique, CS 20048, 59651, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France