Date: 26th April 2018
Curtins & NCE celebrate women in engineering
We are very excited to announce that Curtins has recently teamed up with the New Civil Engineer to launch a new event for 2018, Recognising Women in Engineering.
2018 has been a significant year for women in general so far: this year marks a century since women were given the right to vote, the government introduced the Gender Pay Gap Reporting law for companies with a workforce of over 250 employees in order to close said gap, and the #metoo movement was launched against sexual harassment in the workplace.
Furthermore 2018 is the Year of Engineering, a government initiative that we wholly support, which aims to encourage and inspire young people – in particular young women – to consider engineering as a career choice.
Therefore it has never been more important to both ourselves and the NCE to introduce an event to celebrate the many personal firsts that women in the civil engineering sector achieve, such as being the first woman to sit on a firm’s board or the first woman to lead a major project.
Diversity, inclusion and success for all is a key driver for Curtins and a value that we believe many of our achievements can be attributed to, however we can always do more.
The Recognising Women in Engineering event represents a unique opportunity for women in engineering to gain recognition at a national level and have their fantastic achievements celebrated at an exclusive dinner hosted by Curtins and New Civil Engineer in central London.
You do not need to be a Civil Engineer to enter, entrants can be from any discipline within a civil engineering firm. In particular we are looking for women who have made a major contribution to their firm or towards a project’s successful outcome. For detailed information on entry criteria, and to apply, please click here.
“Imbalance of gender representation is undeniably an issue in our industry, and indeed this is echoed at Curtins too. I am determined that this must change. I believe there are two simple but key areas that should be considered in our pursuit of this change – firstly we must encourage more girls into the industry by showing what a desirable career choice it is, and secondly we must celebrate the wealth of talented women already in action.
We are delighted to be launching this event with New Civil Engineer as it succeeds on both of those levels. Not only is it an opportunity to recognise and praise the incredible contributions women are making every day to their businesses and to the industry as a whole, but it will also provide those role models with another platform from which they can inspire tomorrow’s generation too. I believe the Recognising Women in Engineering event is an exciting opportunity for celebration and I am very proud that Curtins are a part of it.”
Rob Melling – Chief Executive, Curtins