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GCCA launches Global Cement and Concrete Industry Women’s Network

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On International Women’s Day, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has announced the launch of a ‘Global Cement and Concrete Industry Women’s Network.’

Launched by GCCA Cement Director, Claude Loréa the sector initiative aims to establish a network of women leaders and experts in the cement and concrete industry and its suppliers. This is with the aim of promoting gender diversity.

Started informally at the beginning of the week, the network has already attracted more than 100 women to register.

With the shared mission of promoting concrete as the sustainable building material of choice, the group is a place for women working in the cement and concrete industry to share content, thoughts, and ideas amongst peers. It aims to establish a network of women leaders and experts in the cement and concrete sector and its suppliers, in order to ensure gender diversity, for example in conference panels. This will be done by providing a ready network of talent and experience, creating a culture of diversity across the industry.

“The sector is well aware that there is a lot more to do to attract women to our industry,” said Loréa. “As a matter of principle, improving gender diversity and equality is important, as well as ensuring that girls at school are attracted to the range of professions and careers we can offer. Importantly also, more and more studies show that companies with diversity at senior levels perform better generally and across all three sustainability pillars – economic, environmental, and social.
“The GCCA is committed to a sustainable future for the sector and I see driving diversity as an important part of that process. I am really looking forward to working with the network in the months and weeks ahead, and am genuinely excited to see what we can do over the next year to promote diversity.”

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