When does “very experienced” become “too experienced”? – By Sharon Slinger

A woman has 50 years of experience working as a professional in our industry, she’d be snapped up by companies with all that knowledge, wouldn’t she? Surely you’d want that knowledge and experience involved in your project or team? What better way to teach junior members of staff the technical and personal skills to prosper …

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Lottie’s Work Experience, Women’s Engineering Society 2018 – By Natasha Stone

“So, what is it that you do every day, do you do a lot of Maths?” Lottie’s first question when I picked her up was quite a familiar question really. When I began my training within the construction industry, I was nervous that I’d considered myself ‘a bit rubbish’ at maths. In fact, it’d been …

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Mentoring – By Sara Cameron

Being a mentor means the world to me.  However, I have struggled to find someone to do for me, that which I strive to do for others. It can be difficult to approach someone in the first place, if you struggle with networking events or experience imposter syndrome, taking that first step to approach someone …

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Who are the Surveying Sisterhood?

We’re a diverse collection of construction professionals at many stages of our career who came together when we realised that we all kept asking the same questions and seeking the answers to the same problems. We’re still looking for those elusive answers, but then, isn’t life one big learning curve anyway? We slowly came to …

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