30 Oct 2015 12:42pm

EY partner wins Women in the City award

Amanda Clack, EY’s partner and head of infrastructure advisory, has been recognised at the 2015 women in the City awards for her work in the construction and engineering sector

Clack established the women in project management specific interest group and chairs the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) visible women’s lunches.

In 2016, she will become the second ever female president of the RICS.

As a winner in her category, Clack will compete for the overall women of achievement award in November.

Harry Gaskell, EY’s managing partner for advisory and diversity and inclusiveness, said, “This award is testament to Amanda’s dedication to ensuring that the doors to the construction and engineering sectors are wide open, in what is traditionally seen as a male-dominated industry.”

Clack has also contributed to reviews of diversity in the construction industry.

Meanwhile, Gwen Rhys, chief executive of networking culture and founder of Women in the City, said the category award winners are women who are taking action to ensure a robust pipeline of talented women succeed within their organisation and sector.

“Winning the award gives them the platform to progress their vision and values for women, as well as taking their own career to top levels of leadership,” Rhys said.

A study published by recruiter Robert Half UK on Thursday found that 87% of finance directors believe there are now more opportunities for women to secure executive board positions, with a career in accountancy being a smart choice for women aiming to become a CEO.

Jessica Fino


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