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Shortlist announced for 2024 awards

Now in their third year, the awards showcase the influential women that work in construction, making female and non-binary role models more visible and accessible to inspire others, and demonstrating that the sector is open to everyone.

The shortlist features nominated women across each of five categories, with the final Top 100 Most Influential Women in Construction being unveiled at the 2024 Women in Construction Awards later this year. The award ceremony and Top 100 shortlist celebrate the women that work at every level within the sector and their phenomenal achievements, while also highlighting how the industry supports and values equality.

Local hero 

Exceptional women from across the United Kingdom who are currently working at an operational or site level role in construction.


  • Kayleigh Merritt
  • Tehmi Parinchy
  • Soraia Pardal

East of England 

  • Julia Stevens
  • Suzanne Moss
  • Kelly Cartwright

South West

  • Danielle Haskings
  • Emma Tate
  • Karen Flanagan

North East

  • Denise Cherry
  • Amy Hoskin
  • Lisa Pogson

North West

  • Melissa Fazackerley
  • Julie Baker
  • Joanne James

South East

  • Tehmina Khan
  • Monica Chandran
  • Chloe Xidhas


  • Emily Carr
  • Natalie Horsfall
  • Wendy McFarlane

Northern Ireland

  • Melanie Dawson
  • Lorna Hagan


  • Lisa Kelly-Roberts
  • Katherine Evans
  • Alison Hourihane

Woman on the tools

Working within a specific trade who have or are striving to inspire the next generation of construction workers.

  • Lydia Bailey
  • Nettie Taylor
  • Lana Edwards


Those who have made a real impact within an organisation in one of three sub-categories.


  • Damini Sharma
  • Sam May
  • Bethany Holroyd


  • Carlene Goodeal
  • Christine Jordan
  • Liz McDermott


  • Becky Slater
  • Carolyn Jay
  • Renee Preston


Working within the industry and acting as key influencers in supporting inclusion and change.

  • Claire Yellend
  • Tony O'Sullivan
  • Lade Ogunlaja
  • Kelly Cartwright
  • Joanna Strahan
  • Alice Brookes
  • Gail Farley
  • Jason Newton
  • Magdalena Stefaniak
  • Claire Brown

One to Watch

Industry newcomers leading the way in championing equality, diversity, inclusion and equity.

  • Monica Chandran
  • Kynleigh Parker
  • Courtney Northrop
  • Fiona Beddoes

Where and when will the Top 100 be announced?

An awards ceremony and gala dinner will be hosted by the National Federation of Builders on Monday 30th September 2024, at the Burlington Hotel in Birmingham. All industry will be informed and invited to attend, the Top 100 and winners will be announced at the exclusive gala event.

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