BEST WOMAN FACILITIES MANAGER
Stacey Smith Portfolio Director, Macro
Air Line and what a unique environment it is for the FM industry. I have tried to use the interest of that to share my learning’s and experience, but I certainly will even more so now. Being nominated for Best Woman in Facilities Management was incredible enough, finding out I was a finalist was fantastic but to be announced as the winner, I am unbelievably honoured. Working for Mace Group I knew of the Women in Construction and Engineering Awards but I am embarrassed to admit that I didn’t know it had a Facilities Management category! It was immediately great to see FM being recognised. I was delighted at being nominated by Macro’s Director of Operations so to be picked to have shown a contribution to the industry is an amazing achievement in itself. Going through the process of becoming a WICE winner allowed me to spend time reflecting on what it is I have done and my achievements to date, not something many of us are very good at ordinarily. The experience has made me realise that I do have something to shout about! Spending time writing about myself, I become aware that I have had the opportunity to talk about such an interesting topic in the Emirates
For any companies thinking about nominating individuals – do it! It’s an amazing experience but also great recognition for the hard work, dedication and commitment they put in. Just taking part in the awards meant that I got to meet lots of fantastic people across all industries and it was a great chance to network with hundreds of women across the Construction, Engineering and Facilities Management industry. Sharing experiences and continuing to learn from others. From start to finish, everyone I encountered was extremely supportive and lovely to work alongside. I’m not going to say the Judging Day wasn’t nerve racking because it was but it only builds on the achievements to date and helps with any future progression. Everyone is in the same boat and the support from the others and cheer leading amongst the tables was great! The whole experience is definitely one to be remembered and I am immensely proud to be part of it.
THE EUROPEAN WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING AWARDS >> MAY 2019
2019 WICE awards and summit summary.