Proud to be asked to run a lgbt workshop at the Considerate Constructors Image of Construction event at Aston University
International Womens Day 8 March 2017
Proud to work at Balfour Beatty who are leading on Diversity and Inclusion in the construction and infrastructure sector. The Women In Business Affinity Network is going from strength to strength with regional co-chairs reaching out to employees across the UK.
For me it is an inspiration to see women in all divisions and sectors showing leadership in diversity....
But it is nor just the women that change the culture of construction. The allies are just as important , and this is where the men who also work in the sector are joining the network , and supporting the change in culture.
Helping to recruit more women, and then working with them to retain their expertise in the business.
With the purpose to give opportunity to both men and women in the business , and to their careers flourish and grow, to reach leadership positions , changing the people landscape in the construction industry.
For me I am proud to be part of a forward thinking organisation that embraces everyone, whatever their background.
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One of the best lgbt networking events of 2016 was the Economist Pride and Prejudice event in London. With guest speakers in conference from London , New York and Hong Kong. Hearing from the President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim ; Inga Beale - CEO Lloyds ; Alex Shultz - Vice President Growth Facebook ; Benny Higgins -CEO Tesco Bank ; Ivan Gazidis - CEO Arsenal FC ; Vivienne Ming -Founder & Exec Chair of SOCOS ; Evan Davis - BBC Newsnight ; Bisi Alimi - Public speaker & Activist ; Lord Browne of Madingley - Exec Chairman of L1 Energy