Skanska’s Katy Dowding has been named the 2013 Woman of Achievement Award.
The announcement follows her win in the facilities management category in October, in which Lucy Jeynes, Rana Nazir and BIFM Awards 2013 Facilities Manager of the Year winner Deborah Rowland were also nominated.
It is the first time a woman from the facilities management category has won the overall prize.
Upon receiving her award, Dowding said: “It really is a great honour to receive this award and to be recognised by such an inspiring group of women.
“I am a strong supporter of women in business, particularly in the facilities and construction sectors. I hope this award encourages fellow women in my industry to be brave – to be yourself, develop your skills and grab those opportunities when they come along. Thank you to all of those people who have helped me over the years.”
The 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.