Friday 8th March 2024

Inspiring inclusion this International Women's Day

This International Women's Day, we're proudly celebrating the achievements made by the women in our North Yorkshire team.

Vicky Jarvis

Celebrating our female team

This year the campaign’s mantra is ‘Inspire Inclusion’, and we’ve created a workplace to embrace our colleagues' talents. 

As part of International Women’s Day, we spoke to our female colleagues from our North Yorkshire construction team about their journey with us.


Deborah Murray, 43, is a Trainee Assistant Site Manager at Oaklands who after 13 years as a Lettings Manager wanted a complete career change.

She said: “I enjoyed managing properties for landlords and believed the skills I gained during my time would be transferable to managing a building site."

Deborah Murray

Deborah explains that no day at Taylor Wimpey is ever the same. “There’s a lot of variety in my role, which I enjoy,  keeps it interesting. I spend my day completing quality checks ensuring any issues are resolved and I’m involved in each building stage of the site. I get a lot of satisfaction watching a plot develop from its foundations to handing the keys over to the customer.”

“People are usually surprised when I reveal I work on a building site. I hope that by working as a Trainee Assistant Site Manager and by speaking to friends and family about my role that I can  inspire other women to consider a role in construction. It would be great to see more women working in similar positions.” 


Vicky Jarvis, 34, is an Assistant Site Manager at Berrymead Gardens and always had a passion for the industry from a young age. 


“My Dad was a developer and bricklayer, and I always wanted to be involved in what he was doing. We have photos from when I was a toddler where I’m in my nappy with a trowel in my hand! I love being outside, and after having worked in offices previously, I definitely knew this is the environment for me.”


Vicky discusses her achievements with us: “My proudest achievement at Taylor Wimpey is being promoted from Trainee to Assistant Site Manager, as I have more responsibility and it’s one step closer to my goal of Site Manager.”


Discussing her industry inspirations, Vicky said: “Other women in the construction industry inspire me. I feel that if they can do it, then so can I, and it’s encouraging for me to know that there are other women that want to be a part of the industry too.”


“My message to any women who want to get into the world of construction is to go for it. The industry is open to everyone regardless of gender, the more women we have, the more impact we can make!”


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