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AECOM senior leaders are inspiring change

AECOM senior leaders are inspiring change

CEOs and senior leaders from top UK engineering companies joined the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) in calling for urgent action to address the shortage of women in UK engineering at a recent event in Birmingham.

The #9percentisnotenough conference which took place on International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) focused on increasing gender diversity in the engineering industry in light of the current UK workforce being made up of only 9 per cent women.

AECOM leader proposes shared responsibility

Peter Flint, CEO Building+ Places EMIA, AECOM was one of the industry leaders speaking at the event, alongside senior HR professionals and representatives from industry, academia and other professional engineering institutions.  

The INWED theme of #MenAsAllies encouraged a drive for shared responsibility in driving gender equality in the industry.

The opening discussion panel posed the question, ‘How can senior leaders drive real change from the top?’.

The ability for change

Being the largest global engineering design firm, AECOM has a significant platform to lead the way in terms of engineering and diversity.

“In considering the impact both sexes can have in tackling the gender disparity, Peter Flint declared “Men have a massive role to play in addressing this issue. There should be more men in the room today. It’s a problem not just for women to solve - it’s for all of us.”

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