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Inspiring gender parity

Event organised by ICE

Date
07 March 2024
Time
18:00 - 19:30 GMT
Location
AECOM
100 Embankment
Cathedral Approach
Salford, M3 7FB
United Kingdom

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Overview

It is well documented that companies with a diverse workforce are more successful than those lacking diversity. So, what must we do to #InspireInclusion in the workplace?  

On the eve of International Women’s Day, ICE North West welcomes members to attend a panel discussion led by Jennie Harrison – principal engineer at AECOM to understand how we can all #InspireInclusion. Our panellists will discuss both the value and barriers to inclusion, and how they are inspiring gender parity and inclusion in their sector. Guests will have the opportunity to ask the panellists questions throughout the event. 

The venue is open from 17:30, with the panel discussion starting at 18:00.

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Speakers

Kathleen Harrison

Kathleen Harrison

Jacobs

Contract Director

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Kathleen Harrison

Kathleen is a contract director at Jacobs, responsible for the delivery of Local Government contracts in North West England. A Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, she champions gender equality and diversity in project delivery across the UK, while also promoting inclusion throughout the company, ICE and wider construction industry.

Recognising the particular challenges in the construction industry, she co-founded the North West Equality (now Fairness Inclusion and Respect) group to celebrate the inaugural National Women in Engineering Day in 2014. Kathleen set up a chapter of Jacobs Women’s Network (JWN) in the Salford office in 2015, hosting events to support and promote women in the industry, and was on the UK&I Regional Committee for 4 years, being Chair in 2018/19.  

She has been the ICE and Jacobs representative on the Building Equality (BE) Greater Manchester committee since its launch in 2017, and was co-chair from 2022-2024 arranging fundraising and networking events and outreach days at Manchester, Sparkle and Salford Prides for several years.

Nushma Juwaheer

Nushma Juwaheer

Mott MacDonald

senior structural engineer

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Nushma Juwaheer

Nushma Juwaheer is the current ICE North West chair and a senior structural engineer at Mott MacDonald.

Nushma has been a member of the ICE for over a decade and has previously held several active committee roles alongside volunteering as a STEM ambassador.

Passionate about diversity and promoting civil and structural engineering to children and young adults, Nushma was a UK Construction Week (UKCW) 2019 Role Model and is currently an Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Young Members Panel member.

Emma Langman

Emma Langman

BakerHestia

director and co-founder

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Emma Langman

Dr Emma Langman began her career as a civil engineer specialising in transport planning.

After gaining her PhD in a Systems Approach to Asset Management, she held roles around the world before returning to the North West of England in 2017.

Emma is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and spent over a decade as a visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol in both the Faculty of Engineering and the Graduate School of Education.

She also co-created Leanclusion, which integrates the DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) movement, the requirements of the Equality Act, ISO 45003, and the relevant Public Procurement Notices. 

Joanna Hill

Joanna Hill

Women in Transport

north west regional lead

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Joanna Hill

Joanna Hill is the North West regional lead with Women in Transport, a not-for-profit whose mission is to empower women in the industry to maximise their potential. Joanna also works as the communications, customer and social value lead with HW Martin (Traffic Management) Ltd, a leading traffic management provider.

She is passionate about celebrating the achievements of women in the transport industry, creating spaces where stories can be shared, and facilitating courageous conversations that promote change and raise organisational standards.

Jennie Harrison

Jennie Harrison

AECOM

principal engineer

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Jennie Harrison

Jennie Harrison is a chartered civil engineer working in the Highways team at AECOM in Manchester. She is a passionate STEM ambassador and keen to dispel myths about working in the construction industry.  

For more information please contact:

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