We know that we have immensely talented women in our business. But, what can be done to encourage more women into the industry? And why do our female employees feel Lendlease is the place for them? Our interview series finds out first-hand.
We caught up with:
Clare Amass, Project Manager on the northern development of International Quarter London
Planning and coordinating construction activities that are due to commence onsite later this year. I am currently busy tendering work packages such as logistics, piling, remediation and cranes.
Non-judgemental acceptance, where no one faces barriers. It varies from project to project, but I think we’re pretty good at it. It’s clear we are trying hard to be a place for everyone, especially our gender equality aims.
I thought this year’s Women in Engineering Day theme was cracking – #MenAsAllies. For it to be a truly level playing field, men need to be a part of the conversation.
Do more promotion around the diverse job opportunities we have, therefore appealing to a wider skill set as well as promoting less academic more practical interpersonal skills like team work, communication and logical thinking which are essential resolving issues.
Most of my friends still don’t really understand what it is I do. That’s where the industry is fundamentally flawed – people, and especially younger generations, don’t understand the variety of roles that are available.
Of the opportunities that are here. Every time I have felt frustrated or stuck in a role, there are people always willing to listen to my concerns, and set me on a new challenge where I can better achieve my goals. Having that flexibility is invaluable.