InterEngineering Pride 2017

John Bradbury News

This year we extended our reach and attended more prides than ever! Our aim is to be more visible each year to promote being LGBT+ in Engineering. Birmingham Pride Our Midlands Co-chairs Shaun Peacock and Charlotte Robinson and Secretary Peter Gracey marched on the 27th  of May 2017 at Birmingham Pride. InterEngineering joined forces with the Alliance Network to take part in …

Bristol Pride Gender Diversity Seminar

John Bradbury News

As part of Bristol Pride Week 2017, InterEngineering, Irwin Mitchell and Bristol Pride hosted a sold out event on the intersection of Health and Gender. The event had speakers from the University of Cardiff, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and InterEngineering. Vice Chair of InterEngineering John Bradbury opened the event and spoke about the importance of embracing all in our workplaces and …

What’s it Like Being LGBT in Engineering? – Positive Video Profiles

InterEngineering Campaigns

People still think of engineering as a profession reserved only for white heterosexual men. But the industry is changing, with more women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds and the LGBT community all making a valuable contribution to the profession. 2017 marks 50 years since the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. To celebrate this, InterEngineering has partnered with Mott MacDonald and the Royal Academy of …

InterEngineering on Shout-Out Radio

Mark McBride-Wright Campaigns

We made the radio! Recently John Bradbury and Hayley Barnden, our South west Co-chairs appeared on ShoutOut Radio talking about LGBT+ diversity and inclusion in Engineering. Local director of Diversity in Design and ShoutOut presenter, Tara Fraser featured and organised the segment and included her journey and perspective about being a managing director and increasing her knowledge in D&I. The …

InterEngineering’s Gender Diveristy Seminar

Mark McBride-Wright Events

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)

InterEngineering Campaigns

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

Mark McBride-Wright Events

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

InterEngineering Events

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

InterEngineering Events

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

InterEngineering Events

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 …