InterEngineering’s Gender Diveristy Seminar

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On Thursday the 10th of November 25 engineers from the South West attended InterEngineering’s Gender Diveristy Seminar generously hosted by Buro Happold in their stunning bath offices. The engineers learnt about the gender spectrum with help from Pips Bunce from Credit Suisse. Using the Mx Gender. Bread person the audience learnt about the differences between gender identity, gender expression, biological …

In Conversation: Being Transgender in Engineering (Part 1)

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I did not knowingly know any members of the transgender community until late 2015. I was at a KPMG event representing InterEngineering and recognised the leading transgender role model on Twitter, Jacqui Gavin. Jacqui has led on change within the Civil Service, works with the LGBT Foundation and is National Chair of a:Gender, the national Civil Service network for gender …

Pride Power Discussion

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On the 30th of June, 25+ representatives from South West companies and different industries attended the Pride Power Discussion hosted by Bristol Pride, EDF Energy and InterEngineering. The event was the first event for the Bristol Pride Festival and was a great success. Showcasing the importance, impact and responsibilities of LGBT+ networks in industries. The panel discussion was focused around …

Pride in London 2016

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Pride is a time for celebration for the LGBT community. From May through to September, the country celebrates from many small festivals to large major parades in our cities. In 2014, I attended Pride in London and took the picture below from LGBT network Freehold with an arrow pointing saying “engineer”.  I stood in the crowd seeing some engineering firms …

Midlands Group Launch

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Thursday 2nd June saw the launch of our third regional group: InterEngineering Midlands. Regional Co-chairs Charlotte Robinson and Fiona Connor organised the “Starting Out” event at The Loft Lounge in the heart of the Gay Village in Birmingham. Peter (Gracey) and I were there to support. The event was a great success with over 30 engineers attending from a broad …

House of Commons Reception for InterEngineering Report

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In November 2015, we published our first report “Engineering Action: Tackling Homophobia in Engineering“, co-authored by Mark McBride-Wright, Chair & Co-founder of InterEngineering, Alec Shelbrooke MP for Elmet & Rothwell and Joshua Harvey, Parliamentary Caseworker, and also including a foreword by Lord Browne of Madingley, former CEO of BP and author of The Glass Closet. The report highlights further action …

InterQuiz 2016

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On Thursday 12th May 2016, we teamed up with OffSite to put on InterQuiz 2016. KPMG kindly hosted the event at their Canary Wharf offices, and so we planned an event to raise funds for an LGBT charity. After much deliberation, we opted to support Broken Rainbow,  a charity which supported LGBT domestic violence victims. A fun night was had …

Gi: Tackling Homophobia in the Gas Industry

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The engineering industry is losing a potential £11.2 billion due to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) engineers remaining in the closet resulting in a 30 per cent reduction in productivity. Engineering is behind the curve in terms of equality and diversity for LGBT people. A culture of homophobia and transphobia has become embedded among workers and this is having a negative impact on both workers and productivity. Engineering employers have the potential to generate …

E.ON Citigen CHP Site Tour

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In April 2016, E.ON hosted InterEngineering for a site tour of their Citigen Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant in London Docklands. Located in the heart of the City of London, Citigen delivers hot water (used for heating) and cold water (for air conditioning) to buildings across London via a 6km heat network and a 4.5km cold water network, as well …

National Student Pride 2016

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We attended National Student Pride to provide representation for the engineering industry to over 1000 students who attended the event. Students travelled from across the UK to London for the event which hosted panel discussions, fun events and also a large careers fair at which we had a stall. Team InterEng for the day comprised myself (Mark McBride-Wright), Fiona Connor, …