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Episode 4: Celebrating International Women’s Day in Construction Tech with Debby Booth and Rebecca Sperti

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 Debby Booth
Debby Booth

Associate Director

WSP

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 Debby Booth

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Debby Booth

Associate Director

WSP

Debby is a Chartered Engineer and Associate Director for WSP within the Water team, leading and delivering drainage infrastructure designs for major rail and highway projects.

Rebecca Sperti
Rebecca Sperti

Customer Relationship Director

Causeway Technologies

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Rebecca Sperti

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Rebecca Sperti

Customer Relationship Director

Causeway Technologies

Rebecca joined Causeway as Vice President of Sales in September 2019, having worked in the construction sector for the last 14 years. She has previously developed and delivered exceptional customer acquisition strategies at large corporates including Centrica PLC, where she was Head of Business Development, and Capita PLC where she held the position of Sales Director for ConstructionLine.

She is proficient in listening to and understanding the needs of construction firms, allowing her to develop unique value propositions that deliver significant benefits to her customers and the wider industry.

Rebecca heads up Causeway’s sales function and is intent on providing a solution focused team of construction industry experts, that deliver tangible benefits to the customers they serve.

Peter Haddock
Peter Haddock
Host 
Construction Talk

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Peter Haddock
Host 
Construction Talk

Peter Haddock is a journalist, influencer content creator and communications professional with over 16 years' experience in the construction sector.

He runs Content With Media and is a correspondent for Construction Manager, Earthmovers Magazine, Plant and Civil Engineer and other titles in the industry.

Time-stamped highlights:

[00:50] Becci introduces herself

[01.30] Debby introduces herself

[01.50] International Women’s Day theme - #breakthebias

[02.53] What drew Debby to civil engineering and tech?

[03.50] Becci’s journey into construction tech

[05.47] Debby’s advice to women looking to enter construction tech

[07.33] It’s all about changing perceptions about the construction industry

[08.33] Find yourself a mentor

[08.54] It’s important to be you, not somebody else

[09.39] We need to shout more about how exciting construction can be for women

[11.15] Net-zero carbon and improving the environment

[12.04] Moving away from a siloed to a holistic approach

[13.07] Innovations at WSP that impact people’s lives

[13.46] Debby gives her most exciting and inspiring tech change thoughts

[19.38] Becci shares her most exciting and inspiring tech change thoughts

[23.28] Becci on how to help construction embrace technology

[26.04] Debby offers a consultant’s view on embracing tech

[28.33] Peter wraps up the podcast

Links mentioned in today's episode:

WSP Global
www.wsp.com/en-GB

International Women's Day

www.internationalwomensday.com/

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