We live in a complex, interconnected world where diversity, shaped by globalisation and technological advance, forms the fabric of modern society.
Diversity in the workplace is an asset for both businesses and their employees, in its capacity to foster innovation, creativity and empathy in ways that homogeneous environments seldom do.
The panel discuss why and how their companies began the journey to an inclusive workplace.
The recorded webinar covers:
- The importance of understanding your business case
- Why data is important to inform and drive your actions
- Treating your gender pay gap reporting as an opportunity
Helen Wollaston - CEO, Wise
Since her appointment in June 2012, Helen has transformed WISE into a thriving, independent social enterprise, enabling business and education providers to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in the UK’s scientific, technology and engineering workforce. Former Non-Executive roles include Senior Independent Director and Deputy Chair of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of YWCA England and Wales (now the Young Women’s Trust).
Tracey Collins - Talent Development & Inclusion Manager, Kier Highways
Tracey is passionate about working with people and helping them progress to their full potential. She has been involved in the Kier ED&I journey for 10 years and have seen some real changes in the industry over those times. Tracey feels although the industry has a long way to go in some areas the change has been exciting and it’s great to see the developments and changes in mindset that are developing.
Tiffany Grimwade - Regional Director, Building Structures South East, Atkins
After graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering from Adelaide University, Tiffany went on to specialise in the structural design of high-rise commercial buildings, working in Australia,mainland China and Hong Kong. As she progressed her career leading projects and mentoring junior staff she developed practical management skills, reinforced by completing an MBA. Tiffany is a Trustee on the Board of Directors at The Brunel Museum.
Chrisma Jain - Senior Project Manager, Transport for London
Chrisma is responsible for renewing the track and drainage infrastructure on the London Underground network. She is a Council Member for the Women Engineering Society and also the chair of FiTE (Females in Transport Engineering)
Rand Watkins - Associate Director, Atkins Stations and Transport Orientated Development
Rand focusses on the planning, design and delivery of transport infrastructure and the regeneration opportunities to be leveraged from transport schemes. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has long been committed to increasing the diversity and inclusivity of the engineering and construction sector including mentoring, involvement in youth outreach and returner’s programmes and promotion of the benefits of inclusive working environments.
Driving innovation through inclusiveness: the business case