23 June 2015
In recognition of today’s National Women in Engineering Day (NWED), we take this opportunity to ‘high five’ the amazing achievements of our women in engineering and help instil a passion for engineering for future generations.
Inspiring positive change through our imagination and expertise is at the core of our vision. Our people are our greatest assets. We invest heavily in our duty of care and commit fully to their career development.
We employ and continue to recruit many talented women. We facilitate flexible working arrangements so that raising a family is perceived as a natural part of a healthy work-life balance rather than an obstacle to a fulfilling career.
Karen Brookes, Group HR Director said: ‘WYG welcomes everyone’s contribution no matter your gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability. Women in particular bring a different approach and way of thinking that enriches the services that we offer to our customers and the culture of our business.’
To support NWED, colleagues from around our regional offices helped break a Guinness World Record for ‘the most people performing a jumping high five simultaneously’.
The event took place this morning at London's iconic Horse Guards Parade, Westminster and was attended by over 800 people from the industry.
The event was opened with an address from Sir Peter Hendy, Commissioner of Transport for London and saw more than 800 women (and men) high five their way into the Guinness World Record books.
Patricia Gill, Director, added: ‘Encouraging and having a diverse workforce means that we have the greatest opportunity to recruit and retain the best staff, ultimately resulting in a high quality service to clients.’
Dr Cecilia Macleod, Director commented: ‘Women engineers are great team players which means that projects they undertake and manage are designed to take advantage of the skill set of the team to ensure delivery of a quality product to the client.’
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