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Wednesday23 July 2014

Brady wins outstanding achievement award

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RIBA president recognised for being a role model to women

Angela Brady has won a Women of Outstanding Achievement Award at last night’s WISE Awards.

The architect and RIBA president was presented with the prize by Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal, at a ceremony last night.

Upon receiving the prize she said: “It’s good to be a role model for women. I have been a campaigner all my life and stand up for what I believe in.

RIBA president Angela Brady

RIBA president Angela Brady

“If you care about our built environment and about how we should all be living and working in buildings that suit our planet and climate, and have a flair for design and like talking to people to shape their environment, then architecture can be a brilliant career – particularly for women.”

She added that more needs to be done for women in science careers.

“The best way to achieve critical mass of women in construction is to have a mind-set change in the way men need to look at sharing childcare,” said Brady.

The WISE Awards, in association with Amey, celebrate the achievements by women throughout their careers as well as leadership from companies who have taken steps to attract and develop women within their organisation.

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