Professionals from companies including Turner and Townsend, Arup and Rise shortlisted for inaugral award

Seven inspirational women have been shortlisted for Building’s Woman of the Year award, a new award designed to recognise and promote the achievements of women working in construction.

The shortlisted women are:

Nazma Uddin – Consultant, Rise Management Consulting

Caroline Buckingham – Director, HLM Architects

Jen Bousfield – Associate, Arup

Julie Wood, - Global Leader for Programme and Project Management , Arup

Siobhan McMahon-Walsh – Director, Emerald Architects

Julia Lydell – Senior Cost Manager, Turner & Townsend

Kate Corrigan – Director, Turner & Townsend

The winner of the award will be revealed at the 2015 Building Awards, held at London’s Grosvenor House in April.

The Woman of the Year is a new category this year, launched as part of the magazine’s Building Better Balance campaign to promote diversity in construction, and is sponsored by Aecom. To see the full shortlist for all categories, and for information about booking your ticket, go to