With gender parity still being over 200 years away, this year we are being asked to #pressforprogress in support of International’s Women’s Day.

At McIlwain, we are committed to creating a workplace that champions and empowers women not only to better our business but to help benchmark gender diversity within the construction industry by removing any barriers that may impact both men and women.


It may come as no surprise, but in 2017 women within the construction sector only made up 12% of the industry’s quota according to Workplace Gender Equality Agency. However, research over the past 5 years exemplifies that the number of women in leadership roles is increasing annually as we continue to build bias free workplaces. To improve, attract, develop and retain women, McIlwain actively promotes fairness within our workforce by ensuring all employees have access to equal opportunities to ensure they can reach their full potential.


Hear from some of our team

“I love working for McIlwain because they truly understand the importance of family and offer flexible work arrangements to help foster a positive work-life balance for their employees. I may be a minority, but I have formed some excellent friendships with my fellow male and female colleagues and enjoy the openness and fun we share together.”

Anna Rogers
Marketing Coordinator

“I enjoy within the construction industry because it offers rewarding and challenging career opportunities. The environment that the construction industry provides is one that offers fulfillment as well as challenges to every employee as they become part of the McIlwain family who create community assets.”

Debbie Futcher
CFO / Corporate Services Manager


“I am proud of being a female within the construction industry because I know it is possible to make a difference.”

Karen Ward
Site Administrator

“I know I can succeed within an industry despite being a minority. I strongly believe we can all become role models to younger generations and hope I can inspire other female engineers.”

Sarah Jedid 
Site Engineer

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