100 for 100 series: Lisa Cunningham | Wates

Equality of opportunity for everyone is essential for businesses to thrive. For 2019 International Woman’s Day, Lisa Cunningham shares what #balanceforbetter means to her.

Lisa Cunningham - Key Account Manager, Wates Construction

Introduce yourself for us

I’m Lisa Cunningham, I work for Wates Construction in the Midlands as Key Account Manager

How long have you been in your current role?

1 year, although I’ve been with Wates for almost 10 years

What brought you to Wates?

The chance to work on projects that change where I live and the focus on creating benefits for communities

What advice would you give to women entering the industry?

First of all be excited – this is a great industry! Also, be bold and recognise the value of your contribution

Who are your role models?

JK Rowling and Stella Creasy, truly accomplished women who constantly stand by their beliefs and try to make life better for vulnerable groups of people

What changes would you like to see in 100 years time?

A truly diverse workforce, with no need to think about increasing recruitment from under-represented groups

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