Clare Evans has worked at SNC-Lavalin for 13 years and is currently a project manager and business change leader. She’s also Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) network leader for the Middle East & Africa region.
The early evening of 6 May marked the beginning of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the month of fasting for Muslims. This religious festival, which is observed by millions around the world, is underpinned by five pillars: Fasting, confession of faith, five daily prayers, Zakat (charity) and Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca).
The barriers women face in a male dominated work space are top of our agenda at Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group. But just talking about them isn’t enough. We’re constantly working on our attitudes from the top down and supporting women’s career advancement at all stages. #insideAtkins caught up with graduate Jenny Evans, whose crucial management role means she’s had to overcome that female stereotype of not speaking up or being assertive.
Although gender stereotypes are being challenged more and more, ‘practical’ fields are still seen as ‘jobs for men’. Fortunately, women like Julie are smashing these misconceptions. Read how her engineering career is taking off at Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group.
Preeti works in Engineering Project Design Management at Atkins. When we asked her what it is she does she said: “I collaborate to solve problems using lateral thinking – it is suffice to say, no two days are the same.”
As Elsa Cole says, “Some cancer survivors have a lot more going on than cancer!” Read how the aggressive radiation therapy that saved her life complicated her diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia. And how at Atkins, she’s drawing on her personal challenges to innovate and make a difference for people with similar needs.
The idea that there is one “normal” or “healthy” type of brain or mind or one “right” style of neurocognitive functioning, is no more valid than the idea that there is one “normal” or “right” gender, race or culture.
We all get into engineering because we want to shape the future. But traditionally women can face challenges that prevent them from reaching their full potential. From battling stereotypes and the gender pay gap, to burning-out over career and home commitments – the wider industry has not always been a supportive place for bright, ambitious women. We recently caught up with a group of female colleagues at Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group. We wanted to know, when it comes to career progr
This weekend over 260 people from 23 construction firms including Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, Kier, Lendlease, WSP and Skanska represented #BuildingEquality at Pride in London, under the theme of ‘Pride Matters’.
Jennifer McClellan, Marinder Dhillon, Neil Hardwick, Steven Berry and Vera Jones have been recognised by business leaders including UK & Europe CEO, Philip Hoare for championing Diversity & Inclusion within the company.