Convent girls impress as they construct a cracking plan

A WINNING team from Grays Convent High School had an exciting visit to Canary Wharf.
Women Works – Zainab Mansoor, Alisha Ahmed, Louise Thomson, Maham Siddiqui and Ugne Malisauskaite – won this year’s Thurrock’s Next Top Boss supported by partner ENGIE.
They had been set the challenge of creating a strategy that would encourage women into the construction industry.
After repeating their winning pitch to ENGIE staff the girls were told their idea to have practical construction workshops in all girl secondary schools is going to be rolled out by the construction company which works closely with schools and local authorities.
The team were also joined by a number of women from ENGIE who had not heard the girl’s pitch before, and who took part in a one-on-one session with the team, offering school advice, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) tips and self-confidence advice.
The girls were also taken to a lookout point in the building which boasted amazing views of the O2 and London before they were treated to lunch.
Richard Sanz, Community Impact Officer at ENGIE said: “Working with the group of girls from Grays Convent School in Thurrock’s Next Top Boss was a real eye opener for me.
“The girls showed a real maturity in their pitch and how they delivered it with so much confidence and professionalism really made them stand out from the other contenders.
“They really made our job an easy one and tackled the task we gave them with a lot of hard work and determination.
“I’m very sure that all the girls in this group would be a huge addition to our industry in the future.”