Happy International Women’s Day 2024!

8/03/2024

Today, March 8th, EDA is celebrating International Women’s Day 2024 with our special initiative: Women’s Voices in the demolition industry.

Throughout the centuries, women had a particular difficulty accessing certain industries. The demolition industry was no exception. Time and time again, women had to fight just to be present in the work field; and then, to have conditions equal to their male counterparts.

Although the situation has become better in recent years, the struggle is not over. To this day, women are still underrepresented in the demolition industry. When it’s time to share knowledge and experience in the sector, their voices are still often being silenced and ignored; and we are fighting to change that.

Therefore today, more than ever, the European Demolition Association, EDA, wants to focus on women’s points of view within the demolition industry. Our associates took their time to narrate their unique experiences in the sector.

Some of their testimonials:

 “At the end of the day, it’s very rewarding because you get to meet certain deadlines, resolve certain problems… I can only say this: more women can join the demolition industry.”

– Emmy Nijssen, Project Engineer at TRACTEBEL.

 

 “I’m privileged to work in the industry and to represent the women’s voice in a sector traditionally considered as a male area of expertise.”

– Plamena Nenkova, Deputy Executive Director at Glavbolgarstroy Holding

 

 “I love the demolition sector because today, working in sustainability, I get to help shape the future through circular economy and make the sector more sustainable.”

– Holly Price, Group Sustainability Director at Keltbray

…and more!

Just today is not enough

However, we don’t want our actions to end today. Therefore, if you are a woman in the demolition industry, we encourage you to send us a video talking about your experience, which will be featured in a special section from now on: Women’s Voices. Let your voice be heard!

This March 8th, we wish you a Happy International Women’s Day 2024. Today, and every day after that, let’s make the industry a better, more equal and accessible place together!