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Katy Dowding from Skanska wins high profile city award

Katie Dowding
Press release 25/10/2013 11:54 CET

Women in the City announces Facilities Management category award winner for the Woman of Achievement Award 2013

Katy Dowding, Skanska’s Facilities Services Managing Director won the Facilities Management category for the 2013 Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award announced at the Celebration Evening hosted by Bryan Cave LLP, in London on Thursday, 24th October.

Katy Dowding was one of just eight eminent women who secured success and won their category. The highly competitive award scheme saw a wide variety of talented female executives from across London and the Home Counties go head-to-head to compete for the Women in the City Award.

On winning the award, Katy Dowding said: “It is a great honour to become the category winner in the 2013 Women of Achievement Awards.

We always work hard to get a good balance of people in facilities management, and this is a fantastic opportunity to promote this diverse and rewarding sector.”

Gwen Rhys, CEO of Networking Culture Ltd and Founder of Women in the City, congratulated all the winners and said; “Our Award scheme continues to attract remarkable women, and these final eight are no exception. It’s true to say that the judging panels at times were faced with some difficult choices, and the final selection reflects the standards of excellence across all nominees. Well done to all our Category Winners and we wish them all the best for the next stage of the judging process as they go on to contend for the overall Woman of Achievement Award in November.

“Previous winners have joined company boards, as both Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors, and I am confident that this year’s Winners will follow suit.”

Katy Dowding will now go on to contend for the overall 2013 Woman of Achievement Award. The main Woman of Achievement Award prize for 2013 includes a place on the prestigious Accelerated Development Program delivered by The University of Chicago Booth School of Business at its London campus. This prize will be presented on Friday, 29th November at the 11th Annual Women in the City Celebration Lunch held at Plaisterers’ Hall, London.

The Facilities Management category is endorsed by Gather & Gather and Mitie. As a category endorser Gather & Gather and Mitie help to; promote the awards, provide a judging panel, select the category winner, and presents the award certificates.

The Award judging panel is chaired by Prof Susan Vinnicombe, OBE, Director, Centre for Developing Women Business Leaders at Cranfield School of Management. The Award sponsors for 2013 include AXA, Google, MITIE, Gather & Gather, with The University of Chicago Booth School of Business as Academic sponsor.

The main Woman of Achievement Award 2013 will be presented on Friday, 29th November at the 11th Annual Women in the City Celebration Lunch held at Plaisterers’ Hall, London.

Limited places remain for the 11th Annual Women in the City Lunch & Awards Ceremony. To secure a place click here.