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Crossrail 2 managing director Michele Dix has highlighted a lack of confidence among women engineers as one factor in their under-representation at senior level.
A conference to raise awareness of homophobia and transphobia in construction has been organised following research which found that many gay men and women in the sector experienced workplace homophobia.
The cross-industry Major Projects Association (MPA) has announced plans to help women achieve leadership positions on significant schemes.
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.
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.