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Engineering Equality

NCE is addressing gender imbalance in the civil engineering and construction industry and championing the role feminism has to play. Read more here and get in touch via twitter and LinkedIn.

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Girls' parents don't believe they are interested in engineering


Fewer than one in 10 parents of girls believes engineering appeals to their children, according to research published today.

Mark Carne

Network Rail boss hits out at rail industry's 'macho' culture


Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has hit out at the safety culture within the rail industry, dubbing it “macho” and in drastic need of change.

Safety hard hat

Water chief hits out at industry over safety and diversity


A senior client figure has criticised a lack of action to improve safety and equality in the construction industry.


Equality: Driven by a code of merit

23-Mar-2015 | Updated: 24-Mar-2015

Mott MacDonald chief Keith Howells is on a mission to see his firm visibly taking the lead in the equality debate. Mark Hansford finds out more.

building diversity

Equality: An open industry?


The engineering sector could well be alienating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender minorities through active or unconscious discrimination. Tom Wallace has set up the InterEngineering professional network to try to address the issue. Ben Cronin reports.


Mark Hansford

Feminism is important because it is fair and right

Taking positives from defeat was the sporting theme of last weekend. First England’s rugby team took positives from running the seemingly unbeatable All Blacks close in New Zealand. Then Roy Hodgson’s youthful England took positives from giving experienced Italy a good run for their money in their opening World Cup game in Brazil.

Mark Hansford

We must work harder to stamp out casual sexism

Massively apathetic is how I would describe the response to my Comment of 20 March, exhorting action to tackle the scandalous lack of women in our profession.

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