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, …

“Inclusive Engineering: The Way Ahead” Panel Discussion

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On 16th November 2015, we organised our first Inter-institute event “Inclusive Engineering: The Way Ahead” which I am pleased to say was a great success! The event was kindly hosted by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) at their beautiful headquarters at One Great George Street. ICE also arranged for the discussion to be recorded for us too therefore allowing …

Rolls-Royce “PRISM” LGBT Network Launch

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On 27th October 2015, I had the pleasure of being invited to present at the launch of the newly formed LGBT employee resource group PRISM. Other speakers included senior HR Director from Rolls-Royce and also the renowned LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell. Rolls-Royce spoke about the company is working to create a High Performing Organisation, and Peter covered the ethical …

At Home & Abroad Panel Discussion

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On September 23rd 2015, BuroHappold hosted a panel discussion for us at their London Office. The topic for the evening was the experiences of LGBT engineers working in the UK and also overseas. Andrew Best (Director, Buro Happold) opened the evening and the panel was chaired by Dr Mark McBride-Wright (Chair, InterEngineering). Panel speakers included: Grant Hayden, Electrical Engineer, BP …