CABE for Women launches

As we celebrate Women in Construction Week from 6 March, CABE is excited to announce the launch of CABE for Women

CABE for Women has been established to encourage and support member progression and development in a collaborative environment. We hope the group will provide a platform within CABE where members can discuss and debate with their peers, ask questions, share knowledge, highlight opportunities and build a supportive network.

We are grateful to the four CABE members – Andrea White, Lindsay Richards, Jayne Hall and Elizabeth Williams-De Four – who have volunteered to form the inaugural group.

CABE for Women has the following objectives:

  • establish a platform that promotes female role models

  • share insight and experiences with members

  • provide a safe place to discuss barriers to diversity

  • provide support and mentoring to women in construction

  • establish links with other organisations and groups

  • promote the construction industry as a career

  • provide networking opportunities; and

  • share industry best practice regarding gender diversity.

There are initial plans to run regular online events on relevant topics and potentially host an annual in-person event – please join the group and see the LinkedIn page for further details or contact a member of the committee. The group is open to anyone keen to support gender diversity within the built environment.

You can find the CABE for Women LinkedIn Group at

CABE for Women members

Andrea White IEng C.Build E MCABE

As a fire safety consultant at A W Fire Ltd, Andrea supports designers and developers. She is proud to be a registered Incorporated Engineer via the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) and an IFE-registered Fire Risk Assessor. Her background is in fire safety enforcement, consultancy and the insurance industry; she has a particular interest in timber construction.

Lindsay Richards C.Build E MCABE

A chartered quantity surveyor, Lindsay is Managing Director of her own practice, The Richards Partnership, and works as a part-time senior lecturer at the University of Wales Trinity St David. She has also worked with the Construction Wales Innovation Centre, where she was appointed as project director for Wales, and has previously lectured at the University of Glamorgan.

Jayne Hall PPCABE C.Build E FCABE

A principal building control surveyor at Cook Brown Building Control, she previously managed the built environment enforcement service at a unitary authority. A CABE Past President, she was elected the first woman president of Local Authority Building Control in 2015. Jayne is passionate about improving diversity in the construction sector.

Elizabeth Williams-De Four ACABE

As a Senior Development Manager for PA Housing, Elizabeth is passionate about the built environment and people, encouraging and facilitating co-operation between construction professionals across disciplines and genders. As CABE Southern Regional Treasurer, she has had the opportunity to represent and promote woman in the industry.

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