“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 …

Setting Up An LGBT Company Network

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Our first main formal business event was hosted at WSP offices, Holborn from 6pm on Wednesday 25th March. Around 40 turned up to listen to Matteo Lissana (Client Account Manager, Stonewall), Thomas Andersen (Inclusive Networks), Mark Mackenzie OBE (TfL) and Andy Smith (BP) talk about their experiences of LGBT company networks. Matteo kicked off first and spoke about the work …

The Hidden Engineers

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In The Hidden Engineers, Mark McBride-Wright reviews the alarming results of a new study conducted by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) into ‘minority’ employees and what engineering firms must do to improve diversity and inclusion. Benefits include accessing a wider pool of talent for recruiting future engineers, and increased retention of the current workforce. Mark describes his experience to date as an …

April Social Drinks

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For our April social drinks, we returned to Balls Brothers in central London on 9th April. The evening had a good turn out of about 15 engineers with members travelling from as far as Bristol! This shows commitment to the cause for some of the empowered engineers out there.  It was great to welcome new members to reconnect with those …

February Social

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Our first social drinks in February were a roaring success. Everyone sampled the offerings from Balls Brothers (yes, we note the ironic name), Bury Court. Situated at the bottom of the Gherkin in central London, the venue provided a great platform for networking with like-minded engineers in a convenient location for most to reach. Connections were made and new members …

Attitudes to Sexuality in Construction

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At InterEngineering, we try to keep on top of what the industry is doing to promote and improve LGBT diversity and inclusion; and do the best we can to support these initiatives. Last week three prominent magazines in construction (including New Civil Engineer; the Institute of Civil Engineers’ official magazine) responded to criticism from Stonewall after no built environment companies …

Newsletter Q1 2015

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Welcome to the first InterEngineering newsletter! InterEngineering is a new network, which was formed in 2014 aimed at connecting, informing and empowering LGBT Engineers. Every few months we’ll send you an update on our up-and-coming events, new campaigns and latest diversity resources. Up and Coming Events InterEngineering Social  Drinks February 26 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Balls Brothers (Bury Court) …

Being an LGBT Engineer

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The ‘What’s it like’ campaign is the first of, hopefully, many run by InterEngineering as part of our ongoing remit to Connect, Inform and Empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender engineers, and their straight allies. At the very least, 2-3 people wonder what it’s like to be an LGBT engineer every day. This campaign aims to definitively answer the question …