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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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Gay engineers fear ‘coming out’ at work

21-Jul-2014

Nearly half of gay and lesbian engineers hide their sexuality from work colleagues, according to new research.

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Thames Tideway project to target gender equality

25-Jun-2014

Thames Tideway bosses want 50% of the staff on the £4.1bn tunnel project to be women by the time the project is completed in 2023.

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HS2 chief aims to boost gender equality

23-Jun-2014

The chief executive of HS2 has spoken of her ambition to increase the number of women working in the industry.

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Business: How to square equality

17-Jul-2014

Creating a more gender balanced workforce is a business imperative for consultant Hyder, championed by its UK managing director and the firm’s new women’s development programme.

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Day of Action for Equality

18-Jun-2014

With the first National Women in Engineering Day taking place next week, Julie-Anne Ryan looks at some of the events being held on the day, and talks to the people involved.

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Profession: Why aren't we all feminists?

18-Jun-2014

If the dictionary definition of feminism is “the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes”, then shouldn’t we all be feminists? Ruby Kitching explores feminism’s role in the construction industry.

Comment

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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