Five Finning employees shortlisted for inspiring women awards

The shortlisted candidates and the Finning team attending the event from left to right: Sharon Weiss, Lisa Craddock, Cheryl Griffiths, Chloe Harris, Zara Sarac, Annabelle Derham, Sandra Sneddon and Lynne Smith

FIVE employees from Finning UK & Ireland have been shortlisted for the Inspiring Women in Construction & Engineering (IWCE) Awards 2023.

Cheryl Griffith (wear parts product manager) and Chloe Harris (apprentice technical trainer) are finalists in the ‘Contribution to Gender Diversity’ category, while customer experience manager Rachel Hughes has been shortlisted for ‘Allyship Champion of the Year’.

Zara Saraç (head of aftermarket – electrical power) and Sandra Sneddon (depot manager – power solutions) have both been nominated in the ‘Inspirational Leader – Supplier’ category.

Kelly Cole, general manager of electric power at Finning UK & Ireland, said, “It’s wonderful to see so many women from within Finning working at all levels being shortlisted in the IWCE Awards and for their contributions to the business to be recognised in this way. There remains a desperate need for more women to come forward within this industry and events like this provide a crucial opportunity to inspire other women to do just that and to develop female talent within engineering.

“We’ve worked very hard at Finning to ensure we promote and develop everyone within the business, and to ensure women can access those opportunities with the launch of our leadership development programmes combined with work/life balance measures including flexible and hybrid working.

“This year’s line-up of nominees are all wonderfully inspiring women who are acting as role models for the next generation of engineers, and I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who has been shortlisted.”

The Inspiring Women in Construction & Engineering Awards winners will be announced on 4th October at the Leonardo Royal St Paul’s in London.