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Upcoming Events - Celebrating Gender and Diversity
International Women's Day - 8th March 2016
Gender parity has been a hot topic in the media lately; from Hollywood actresses calling for wage equality to the UK Government’s intention to make large firms disclose their gender pay gaps. At the last Census in 2011, women constituted just over 50% of the UK population and make a significant social, economic, cultural and political contribution, yet the World Economic Forum predicts we won’t see global gender parity until 2133.
IDAHOT – 17 May 2016
International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT), draws the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms.
National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) – 23 June 2016 Engineering excellence is at the heart of our Company, and we support numerous initiatives that promote and encourage young people, particularly women, to study and consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects, such as our annual schools roadshow>. NWED provides a great platform to celebrate our female engineering community from apprentices right through to senior engineers. Look out for more details on our own Women in Engineering conference on 15 June.
London and Manchester Pride – 25 June and 26 August 2016
A great platform to raise awareness of important LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) issues, the events also serve as a great way to bring together our LGBT colleagues and allies in a fun and supportive environment.
Black History month – October 2016 Celebrated for more than 35 years, October is a national celebration of black history, arts and culture throughout Britain.
International Men’s Day – 19 November 2016 Many of us are familiar with the annual Movember campaign, and International Men’s Day is focused on raising awareness of men’s and boy’s health issues, as well as on improving gender relations, promoting gender equality and highlighting positive male role models. Much like International Women’s Day, it is an opportunity for men to celebrate their contributions and achievements to community, family, marriage, and childcare whilst highlighting the discrimination against them.