Visionary Women - new training for London women

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Could a career in construction be for you or someone you know? We’ve got an exciting opportunity for London women to learn about a career in construction and green skills to start you on a new career path.


This year, we launched Visionary Women, a free programme to help you explore the construction industry and green skills sector and network with like-minded women.

We’ve partnered with property service provider Breyer Group and Quantum Vantage, Economic and Social Research Agency. They will deliver the course teaching you transferable skills in leadership, project management and environmental sustainability.

The next programme starts on February 13, 2023 and new programmes start every two weeks.

To find out more and book your place, call or text 07480 780 399, or email

Who is the programme for?

You can book onto the programme if you are female and:

  • Live in a Greater London borough
  • Have no qualifications above level 3 (A level or college)
  • Are not currently working OR are earning below the current minimum living wage (£11.95 per hour)

What will you get from the programme?

Visionary Women offers you six half day online workshops.

During the programme you’ll cover topics including:

  • Project management
  • Climate change and project briefing
  • Individualised sessions with coaches to support progression for your ideal programme outcome, such as getting a job, starting a business, or going into further training.

You’ll also gain an NCFE level 4 Project Management certificate by taking on a self-directed project.

You’ll also have the opportunity to attend sessions covering:

  • Leadership vs management - understanding the power of culture
  • Managing a team – motivation theory
  • Decision-making and communication skills

Why a career in construction?

In the UK, just under 87% of women working in construction hold office positions, and only around 2.5% of tradespeople are women, according to research by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Women also only make up about 14% of staff executive and 7% of line executive positions.

The way we do things is changing and with the climate crisis we are facing the need for green skills is increasing. A significant green energy skills gap of around 200,000 workers is emerging that must be addressed if the UK is to meet its net-zero target, analysis suggests.

Elizabeth Obertelli MIEP, Head of Community Development and Marketing, Breyer Group, said: “We have been working with Quantum Vantage (QV) for the past two years. The QV team have worked alongside Breyer Group and Breyer Foundation in meeting the requirements of our Talent pipeline, In particular, developing our Get into Breyer - Visionary Women in Construction Programme.

“What has been delivered by QV can only be described as innovative and exciting in what has been the ‘new normal’. Thank you to all involved in these programmes.”

Toni C. Eastwood OBE, MBA, Founder and CEO Quantum Vantage Ltd, said: “I'm immensely proud to be working with so many wonderful, talented and ambitious women from across the construction and built environment sectors and especially with Breyer Group as part of this programme thanks to Aspire London, Part Funded by the European Social Fund and The Greater London Authority.

“The knowledge and enthusiasm they bring to the table is invaluable, and I'm passionate about empowering more women to find their place in these male-dominated industries.”

Dele Ryder, A2Dominion Partnership and Fundraising Manager, said: “Women are typically underrepresented in construction, and we want to help change that. We are pleased to partner with the Breyer Group and Quantum Vantage to give our customers this unique opportunity to explore a career path they may not have thought about before.”

How do I take part?

To find out more, book or discuss in more detail, call or text 07480 780 399, or email