I wonder if Ray O'Rourke works in the same industry as me? As the head of HR for another major contractor, I am very aware that the notion that a building site "is not a place where women fit" left our culture many years ago.

At Willmott Dixon, our newest business stream is to be led by a woman and our clients and the male members of our workforce positively welcome the contribution of our female professionals. The fact is that they are often not just good but very good at their jobs. Four women have won the prestigious Group Trainee of the Year award in the past 10 years and many more have won that accolade in their own business unit.

The construction industry is a superb career choice for women and the industry can only benefit from their increasing contribution.

Chrissie Chadney, Willmott Dixon