100 for 100 series: Lisa Cunningham | Wates

100 for 100 series: Lisa Cunningham


100 for 100 series: Lisa Cunningham

2018 is a milestone year as it marks 100 years since women in the UK were given the right to vote as part of the Representation of the People’s Act.

At Wates we want to use this historic anniversary as a catalyst for promoting equality of opportunity for women across our industry. Throughout 2018 we are running a campaign called #100for100, where we will feature 100 women from across the business at all levels – providing a window into the daily working lives of our female colleagues and a platform for their views.

Our latest entrant is below, plus You can see all current featured employees here


Lisa Cunningham

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