Maggie - Women in construction

Maggie
Norris
Regional Service Manager
How long have you been working in construction?

3.5 years

Why do you think it is important to have women working in what in theory is a male dominated working environment?

They just wanted equality because they deserved the same rights as men. They didn’t NEED to vote, but they wanted the choice. Women wanted the same rights, they wanted to be able to do what men did. They’re just as capable to do so, but society wouldn’t allow it. It started with voting, but grew into jobs and hence why it is good to have diversity and a different view point.

Why do you love construction?

I have the skills to compete in what is seen as a male dominated environment and I am able to bring new ideas and views.

Why is Elliott a good employer for equality?

They understand that diversity is good for the workplace and that it brings a good balance to express views and ideas. I am judged purely on my skills and ability to do my role.

Why do you think that the work the Suffragettes did is important?

They just wanted equality because they deserved the same rights as men. They didn’t NEED to vote, but they wanted the choice. Women wanted the same rights, they wanted to be able to do what men did. They’re just as capable to do so, but society wouldn’t allow it. It started with voting, but grew into jobs and hence why it is good to have diversity and a different view point.