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AECOM celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

AECOM celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

 June 24, 2020

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To shine a light on International Women in Engineering Day, AECOM compiled a video highlighting some of the incredible and invaluable work that their women across the business have carried out during the COVID-19 lockdown period - from innovative project work across a range of sectors, to developing industry-leading thought leadership and supporting the staff community on mental health.

The video showcases how AECOM's members of staff are balancing both professional and personal commitments.


Improving outcomes for all

Lara Poloni - AECOM

Image: Lara Poloni, AECOM

Chief Executive of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Lara Poloni commented that “Engineering is one of the most rewarding professions in our society - we have the power to turn ideas and visions into cities, to improve outcomes for all of our communities for future generations. And so this power of perspective and knowledge should be afforded to everyone, regardless of their gender. However, we know that even today, women are not as equally represented across our engineering sector and we need to do more to level the playing field.”

The value of diversity

Chief Executive of UK & Ireland, David Barwell adds “As Chief Executive of our UK & Ireland business, I am lucky enough to see and appreciate first-hand the value that diversity brings to our organisation, to our industry, and to society as a whole.

"And watching this video, which highlights some of the amazing work carried out by women in our business during this challenging period, reinforces this message. A diverse workforce representing people of all of genders, races, ages, sexualities, backgrounds, religions and political affiliations, will lead to better delivery, better thinking and better appreciation of the problems we need to solve.

"It will enable us to deliver on our aim of creating opportunities and building legacies.

"Like many organisations, we know we have a journey ahead, but we are committed to supporting diversity, and to creating a culture that is inclusive and welcoming to all.”

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